Finding a poem
Here's the link the the front page where I got the stories: http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/pop_up.asp?fpVname=NY_NYT&ref_pge=map&tfp_map=USA. I used the two stories below the lede photo.
I've been experimenting with blackout poetry as a way to combine literature and technology. I found the idea at Library as Incubator.
Once finished a blackout poem can be scanned and posted online just like writer Austin Kleon does on his blog.
I scanned my poem and posted in into my Facebook page. It seems like a great way to engage people, especially teens, in creation and dissemination of information.
Some other ideas for making poems from newspapers are:
- Cut a newspaper into strips and slide the strips until the words juxtapose into interesting combinations. Glue the strips down and blacken out unnecessary words.
- Cut up headlines and toss all the words in a hat and then pull out words. The randomness of the word choice can make get the creative juices flowing. Glue the words down and add in other words to make a poem.