Make Blackout Poetry: Activist Edition

Create a Citizen’s Manifesto with Political Documents



ISBN: 9781419733918 Category:


Blackout poetry is created by removing or “blacking out” existing text to create a new piece of art. Make Blackout Poetry: Activist Edition gives you a curated collection of political texts to deconstruct and repurpose to make seventy-five pieces of your own blackout poetry. Reshape the words of past politicians, activists, and lawmakers and extract your own ideas from presidential speeches, acts of Congress, Supreme Court opinions, and more. The selection of documents within the book represent centuries of United States history and policy, covering topics such as freedom of speech and expression, racial and gender equality, immigration, foreign policy, and environmental protection. If you’re looking for a creative way to express yourself and what you stand for, take a pen to this book and transform it page by page into your own poetic manifesto. Check out the other title in this series, Make Blackout Poetry: Turn These Pages into Poems.

Additional information

Weight 476 g
Dimensions 17.3 x 22.9 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 5 February 2019
Number of pages 160
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Foreword by Jerrod Schwarz
Dimensions 17.3 x 22.9 cm
Weight 476 g


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Jerrod Schwarz is the cofounder and managing poetry editor at Driftwood Press. His work has appeared in PANK, Entropy, Cultured Vultures, Inkette, The Fern, and more. He lives in Florida.