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Blackout Poetry (Friday Night Poetry Corner #202)


Greetings everyone and welcome to a delayed Friday Night Poetry Corner. This week is a unique form of poetry by Mireya Pizano called “Our Hell is a Good Life.” Please take the time to read this and visit her blog while you are at it.

Our Hell Is A Good Life

Blackout poetry is a form of poetry where you get a page from a novel and you make a poem by using a marker to blackout words/phrases you don’t want to use. The end result shows your poem. You can also make an image out of it, but I’m not that artistic. Here are some samples I created for my high school students, who will be doing some before the school year is over:

up in the Gates
looks like the government
somebody once told me about.
Equal rights for all.
We are Over – Prejudice.
The world is an inquiring soul.
I live for reason –
Change somethin’.
Learn the history, 
even the most terrible stories.

Plainly visible, I thought you could see me.
I was still dragging 
a strange little drama, on the sidewalk,
trotted to and fro
woes and  triumphs
I shivered against a blazing Winter

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Finial show of Poetic Vibes


That’s right people… I’m ending the Poetic Vibez open mic, so I want EVERYONE to show up & take it out with a BANG!


Kaiserrific ~ Life Situations The Poet ~ TyRA ~ SpitFire

Cassius The Poet ~ Renelle Richie ~ Phil4Real


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2nd Annual St. Louis Author Invitational

Some Unique Magazine’s 2nd St. Look! The photos are in! Great job Susan Spit-Fire Lively & James Eames on photo Louis Author Invitational 2019.

I can’t stress this enough… Despite a rough & slow start, I am truly grateful for everyone pulling together & making this a kick-ass event!

The authors were amazing! The vendors were amazing! The support was amazing! Thank you to everyone who participated & attended! I have been on a natural high all day! Better than I expected!


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