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For the past 26 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent at the 27th festival on September 25, 2016.
Write a poem with “Newspaper + marker = blackout poetry.”
Participants will use markers to cross out words on sheets of newspaper. The words left over become the poem. This activity illustrates James Tate’s remark: “Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing.” A variety of age appropriate texts will be provided.
Greg Santos is the author of two full-length books and two chapbooks. His work has appeared in The Walrus, Geist, McSweeney’s, and more. Santos teaches creative writing to at-risk youth and students of all ages. He is the poetry editor for carte blanche and lives in Montreal with his family.