Continuing on with my exploration of blackout poetry.
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My name is Katie Metcalfe and I’m an English author, blogger, poet and songwriter. I have a northern fever and tend to be a bit too wyrd for most people.
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3 thoughts on “Finding Light In The Blackout Part II”
[…] Blackout poetry. It was Austin Kleon who inspired me to try this. His blackout poetry is fucking exceptional. My blackout poetry is not. But it helped me feel something again. I recommend it, especially if you’re depressed. […]
These are wonderful! When I read the first of these, I thought, yes, that is how poetry is. Mortality and changes that can happen so utterly quickly become the grist of poetry (making poetry the mill, I guess). But then I saw that all the themes are right and relevant. The mountain (“the dark spruce”), the night, a “night of love,” children, and home. A making it through, “survival.” It’s impressive you can create with this form so effectively, successfully.
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