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Blackout Poetry Contest

Friday, April 1 – Saturday, April 23
April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by creating a poem for our Blackout Poetry Contest.

April 1, 2022

Events > Blackout Poetry Contest

Friday, April 1
to Saturday, April 23


Blackout poetry, also known as erasure or found poetry, is when you take a written piece of text from a book, newspaper, or magazine and redact words, to come up with a unique poem.

Contest entries will be anonymously displayed in the library and on the library’s website during the last week of April, allowing the public to vote for their favorite. The author of the winning poem will receive a literary themed prize basket!





Pick up your kit at the Adult Reference Desk!

You can make blackout poetry using books, newspapers, magazines, or anything already written. Sharpies are an easy way to redact words, but you can also use pen, paint, or anything else.

Kits will be available at the library, or you may use your own materials.