Blackout Poetry: Grand Rapids


Blackout poetry is a writing process that involves using printed writing to build new poems. This process creates a unique challenge to discover your voice and connect with writing through an experimental lens. This project will be a collaboration of community blackout poems with an opportunity for other community members to share and contribute. Blackout Poetry: Grand Rapids will feature a gallery of blackout poetry pages created by the artists and other Grand Rapids poets. There will be a box of free book pages for the community to create and hang their own pieces alongside the rest of the collection. To build community and promote accessibility to creative expression, the artists will add daily updates to the Instagram account BlackoutPoetryGR and invite participation using the hashtag #blackoutpoetrygr. We believe it is our responsibility to our community to foster accessible creative expression and encourage personal development through writing and art.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: .04 inches
  • Medium: Mixed Media
  • Width: varies
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: varies

About BlackoutPoetryGR

Mariah Agee & Emily Scholl are a duo of twenty-something Michigan writers with a passion for building community through creative writing and promoting self-care by exploration of personal voice.