I'd forgotten about redacted poetry, but was recently reintroduced to the idea when reading about Austin Kleon, author of Newspaper Blackout. Here are a couple of his examples.
All the poems I've seen or attempted to do myself have this similar blocked out look, so I was completely blown away when Jillian shared this school assignment with me:
I'm not trying to contribute
Something valuable to the world
But to have a passion
It is absolutely beautiful!! The poem, the art, the poem as art, the whole of it. Love!
I love that it is on an actual book page and not a photocopied piece of paper. She said her teacher walked around the room with a copy of Catcher in the Rye, the book they'd been studying, tearing pages out as she went along, randomly giving one to each student.
Jill says she was pretty lucky to get the page she did to be able to pull this poem out of the text.
You and I know she would have come up with something remarkable even if she had been given an empty cereal box.
I can't wait till the is project is returned to her so I can display it our home. I love it!!!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!