Compose ‘erasure’ poetry by crossing out words from a text to create an original poem of your own. You can use pages from old magazines, newspapers, and books to do this. Sarah Crossan’s We Are The Poets project distributed thousands of erasure postcards featuring extracts from her novel Apple and Rain. You can view and download the full range of We Are The Poets blackout poetry postcards below:
Sarah Crossan is a poet and novelist. She is Ireland’s fifth Laureate na nÓg and will hold the title from 2018 until 2020. Her theme as Laureate will be #WeAreThePoets, a two-year project inspiring young people to express themselves through poetry and verse. Sarah has a particular interest in working with marginalised communities. Under the #WeAreThePoets banner she will collaborate with a team of writers to deliver workshops, as well as a national event showcasing the young voices that have participated in her Laureate project.