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Blackout Political Poetry Night with Mass Poetry!
Create blackout poetry of political documents with Mass Poetry!
Mass Poetry is part of a national poetry coalition working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. This year's theme is "What Is It, Then, Between Us?: Poetry & Democracy".
We are asking the community to create erasures, or blackout poetry, of political documents including the Bill of Rights, US Constitution, Letter From a Birmingham Jail, and the speech, "Our books and our pens are the most powerful weapons" by Malala Yousafzai. Join poet MP Carver as she leads a workshop for you to create altered documents of the originals by blacking out texts while exploring their newfound meaning.
Have fun blacking out with sharpies, making scenes with paint, getting creative with duct tape and yarn, or making holes with scissors. We will display these erasures on Mass Poetry's website, via social media, and exhibit them in large-scale format in public locales such as libraries, city halls, and on buses and subway cars.
Mass Poetry will provide the documents and craft supplies, just bring yourself on Wednesday, March 13th at 7pm!