Blackout Poems

My time at Grissom is coming to a close and I thought it would be a fun change of pace to work on some visiual poetry. Students got to learn what a blackout poem is before watching me create of of my own. After students watched my process, they were given magazines, markers, and got to work on their own poems. Check out a few poems below:

by Valeria C.

by Anthony P.

by Estrella F.

by Kaci M.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.