Black-out Poetry Contest

Blackout Poetry Contest

April is National Poetry Month, so here’s your chance to indulge in some “creative destruction” and express your inner poet. Create a poem by eliminating – blacking out – the words you don’t want from newspaper & magazine articles (or book pages) that we provide. Three winners will be chosen from entries throughout the county and awarded cash prizes. Talk to a librarian for details. For teens in grades 7-12.
All PLYMC Libraries, Library Hours, April


These winners indulged in some “creative destruction” and expressed their inner poet! They created a poem by eliminating-blacking out-the words they didn’t want from newspaper and magazine articles (or book pages) that we provided.

2018 Black-out Poetry Winners

Photo of Cameron Morrison and Gwen Lolakis

Cameron Morrison, First Place, and Gwen Lolakis, Third Place, Canfield Village Middle School

Photo of London Hairston

London Hairston, Second Place, Ursuline High School

First Place – Cameron Morrison – Canfield Village Middle School

Second Place – London Hairston – Ursuline High School

Third Place – Gwen Lolakis – Canfield Village Middle School