Hello zine friends, and hello weekend. Unless it’s not your weekend. If so, hello Saturday! After missing the last make a zine day, I was excited to get into things today and extra excited because I like blackout poetry.
Make a Zine – Blackout Poetry
If you’re not familiar, blackout poetry is taking an existing piece of text – usually from a book or a newspaper – and redacting or blacking out some of the words to create your own poetry.
I decided to create a poem out of one of my favourite quotes from Washington Irving.
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.”
― Washington Irving
I want to poke away at how it looks, but I was actually pleasantly surprised at how the poem turned out. I was worried that something so short wouldn’t bring about something I liked, but I was so happy to be wrong. I quite like it.
Did you make a zine today? Did you try some blackout poetry?
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