Re: "Finding Light in the Darkness: A Collection of Blackout Poetry"
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!