Make Blackout Poetry: Activist Edition
Create a Citizen’s Manifesto with Political Documents
- Publication Date: February 5, 2019
- Imprint: Abrams Noterie
- Trim Size: 6 3⁄4 x 9
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-3391-8
- Page Count: 160
- Illustrations: full-color art throughout
- Rights: World/All
Blackout poetry is created by removing or “blacking out” existing text to create a new piece of art. Make Blackout Poetry: Activist Edition gives you a curated collection of political texts to deconstruct and repurpose to make seventy-five pieces of your own blackout poetry. Reshape the words of past politicians, activists, and lawmakers and extract your own ideas from presidential speeches, acts of Congress, Supreme Court opinions, and more. The selection of documents within the book represent centuries of United States history and policy, covering topics such as freedom of speech and expression, racial and gender equality, immigration, foreign policy, and environmental protection. If you’re looking for a creative way to express yourself and what you stand for, take a pen to this book and transform it page by page into your own poetic manifesto.
Check out the other title in this series, Make Blackout Poetry: Turn These Pages into Poems.
About the author
Jerrod Schwarz is the cofounder and managing poetry editor at Driftwood Press. His work has appeared in PANK, Entropy, Cultured Vultures, Inkette, The Fern, and more. He lives in Florida.