Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Worldless Wednesday: Blackout Poetry

My students are doing blackout poems. I love to play along.


From Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt:


Winning
your fight
You might know the right thing to do.
You're different and better.
You need to

a
   s
      k

the right question.




From The Afterlife by Gary Soto








Yeah,
I love to read.
No doubt,
Dawg.





























From Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Murdering black boys
like Emmett Till, Tamir Rice.
Another boy shot just because he's black.
No justice. No peace.
Hold tight.
It's a new day.

Time to wake up.

From Ghost Boys again, but a different tone:


Self Care Poem
Lying on my bed
inside me, cornbread.
I'm reading a book.
I imagine, dream.

and


glimmer.




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