2nd Annual Blackout Poetry Week April 20-24th

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Join us for Blackout Poetry Week

April 20th-24th 

Use #blackoutpoets on Twitter and Instagram

Fellow teacher and poetry enthusiast Jason Stephenson and I would like to once again invite all educators, students and authors to help celebrate poetry in the classroom by participating in a worldwide Blackout Poetry Event on Twitter and Instagram. You can find more information about how cool Blackout Poetry is by going herehere and here.  

Here are some examples of Blackout Poetry. Stock up on markers and get creative!






We’d love to see you do a blackout poem of a page from your favorite novel, a newspaper article or something lying around your home. Students from all over the world will be participating and sharing their love of words.

Please contact @blackoutpoets, @lesleymosher and @teacherman82 for more information.


Thursday’s Blackout Poems


It’s Thursday and Blackout Poetry Week is in full swing! I’m here to recognize some stellar student #blackoutpoets from Twitter and Instagram! I’ll be featuring another set of poems tomorrow and Jason Stephenson will wrap things up on Saturday.

We had so many great blackout poems today that it was very tough to choose only a few.



We had a bunch of blackout poems submitted today from Mr. Pollock’s students and they were all creative and inspiring. Check out the #blackoutpoets hashtag to see them all and use them in your own classroom as stellar examples! Here are a few that really stood out. Thanks to Mr. Pollock and his student poets for participating!


Poet of the Day #1 @_spears14

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Poet of the Day #2 @FoyeNathaniel

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Poet of the Day # 3  @caroline_cox123

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Poet of the Day #4  @paigemccllellan_

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Coach Marsee’s #blackoutpoets focused on creating different moods with their blackout poems. The results were fantastic!


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This poem was submitted by @wordsartmagic and is pretty amazing. Thank you for sharing, Gina!

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Tuesday’s Blackout Poems

It’s day two of Blackout Poetry Week and I’m here to recognize some stellar student #blackoutpoets from Twitter and Instagram! Don’t forget, every day Jason Stephenson and I will feature standout poems from those participating and I’m sure you will agree that these two poems are no exception.


6th grader, Gabby made a poem that is both beautiful & powerful! Way to go, Gabby! gabby4

Unfortunately, this picture does not do Gabby’s work justice. Click on the picture for a better look!


This next standout piece is by an 8th grade poet and comes from The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Great job!


Lastly, I wanted to give a shout out to @CherylTeaches for her #blackoutpoets bulletin board!

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It looks like you have a lot of very talented and creative poets! Thanks for sharing!