Contrary to what it sounds like, blackout poetry is not about blacking out from reading poetry. Rather, it is an interesting form of ‘found poetry’ developed by Austin Kleon in 2005. In this method, poets take a printed document such as a newspaper or a magazine article, and cross out a majority of the text leaving only the text that comprise a poem. Our grade 8 students took a shot at that this past week and have enjoyed the creative process.