As we approach the end of 2022, I decided to add a twist to my Black Out Poems. I plan to take a dry insurance manual I received in the mail and attempt to create something interesting in the repetitive jargon this books often contain. The author. is unknown, so I’m not sure who to credit I imagine the writer as some anonymous desk jockey employed by the agency. I plan to play with these words and make them into something interesting using free verse. This challenge should step things up in my adventure with black-out poetry. This poem I created from my rescued book is titled, Some Extra Benefits.
About the Black Out poem Some Extra Benefits
Poet takes a black marker and redacts words until a poem is formed. It is important to note the text and redacted words form a visual poem.
Method to use
1. Identify source text. The source can be a newspaper, a book page, or written text.
2. Draw a box around keywords or phrases.
3. Make Connections between boxes. (This is optional.)
4. Color the rest with a marker. You can use any color. The most common color used is black.
Some Extra Benefits Plans Some extra benefits Things Like fitness Vision Even more benefits For example Offer coverage Promote Your health Wellness Any limitations Also tailor packages Specific conditions Wait Join the plan You’ll need to Take charge of your Health Limitations may apply Must follow rules A fixed amount However Plan can change Have different rules Need a referral Non-emergency Must notify you Remember You have the option Or switch Any time If this happens Choose a new Network of providers Must still give you A good faith effort Also help you To continue Read your notices If you aren’t satisfied Anywhere in the U.S,
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