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Blackout Poetry: Community Voices

Blackout Poetry GR

After an incredible first year at Artprize 9, our team is excited to bring blackout poetry back to Grand Rapids. We were honored to build a unique, creative space for the community while also supporting and collaborating with an awesome local business (Harmony Hall). 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: Community Voices will feature a gallery of blackout poetry pages created by the artists and other Grand Rapids poets. We believe it is our responsibility to our community to foster accessible creative expression and encourage personal development through writing and art. *This year's collection will be on a new board not featured in the photos.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Mixed Media
  • Width: 5 feet
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 4 feet

About Blackout Poetry GR

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.