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"Finding Light in the Darkness: A Collection of Blackout Poetry" 
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I’m excited to announce that my first book has been published!

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'Finding Light in the Darkness' is a collection of blackout poetry and other ramblings through a journey of depression, love, loss, life and starting over.

I’d love to hear some feedback and/or your thoughts on blackout poetry. While I do write some traditional poetry as well, blackout poetry is my passion - my therapy. I love to share that passion with others by doing workshops and other events in my area, as well as engaging with the online community.

Thanks to http://www.DawnValleyPress.com for believing in my passion and making this book a reality. If you’d like to check it out, here’s the link. Reviews are always welcome of course!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0936014245

My online home resides at http://www.instagram.com/fade.into.a.blackout

Thanks everyone for taking the time to read this.
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Can you explain to us what blackout poetry is? I only know the term as a reference to what happens to people that drink too much too quickly.



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LOL...thanks Chris! Of course.

Blackout Poetry is a mixture of poetry and art made by taking any form of printed text and blacking out the unwanted words to create a poem or statement. Standard techniques usually involve a black sharpie marker, but have evolved into other traditional (and even untraditional) types of art mediums. I find it to be a look into the subconscious mind, a form of therapy if you will, that can promote mindfulness and creativity that can help overall well-being and mental health.

In my case, I’m upcycling old discarded books. It’s an interesting process creating a poem out of an already existing section of text. Also known as found poetry and erasure poetry.

Check out http://www.facebook.com/fadeintoablackout where you can see photos from workshops I have done with people engaging in the creative process.

All the best!
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Interesting. I am checking out your Facebook page.



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Thank you!



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