Looking for inspiration? Try creating a found poem

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Here’s a bit of inspiration for poets and artists this summer, courtesy the junior high students at Huntsville School in Iron Springs.

This spring students created “found or blackout poems,” taking existing pieces of text to create new poems and works of art.

Students took a random page from a book and erased text to leave behind select words or phrases that created a poem.

Students started with a theme randomly selected from a hat. They could switch with a classmate or think up their own theme if they wanted.

The results, shared by Principal Shari Rogerson, are impressive and maybe they'll inspire the creative juices of young artists and poets this summer.