The Joy of Blackout Poetry

Earlier this year, I hosted a poetry workshop for a small group in partnership with Svami.

Here are a few blackout poems that emerged from the workshop:

"I gently picked up a letter, which is the heaviest piece of paper considering each alphabet coming together like a jigsaw puzzle to form something so raw, with each superscript dot on the letter "I" in a different way. You see, a letter can't be perfect either, but nevertheless, it's real. It's so real, that I sealed it with a poem about letters, my first erasure poem, now that that is done, I hope I gather the first ounces of courage to send this letter to you." -Prachi Pramodh

-Anshi Akanksha

-Sneha Das