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Blackout Poetry in the Library

Writing on books is usually banned in the library, but when used for blackout poetry, it’s art. | Photo by Isagail Carshuen

By ISAGAIL CARSHUEN

Recently, Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Lien Ying Chow Library invited students to deface pages from magazines and other media. Using markers, students  blacked out sections of text to create poems from the words left untouched.

At the event called Blackout Poetry, students did not hesitate to create something entirely new from National Geographic articles, workout magazines and even comic strips.

Revolving around the theme of “A letter to…,” all the submissions will be compiled into an eBook anthology that can be accessed by the NP community, letting the creativity of the students be seen through their poems. 

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