Found Poetry – We Read Auckland


Mount Roskill Library, 546 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland

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Friday 26 August 2022




Mt Roskill Library
09 377 0209

Found Poetry – We Read Auckland

As part of We Read Auckland and in association with National Poetry Day 2022, we are hosting a 'Found' Poetry Event. 

‘Found’ poetry uses words from elsewhere to create new poems. This event will include some local poets reading their ‘found’ work, as well as a workshop where you’ll get to try your hand at ‘blackout’ poetry.

Blackout poetry is when you take written text from somewhere like a book, magazine, or newspaper and use it to create poetry.

This is done by ‘blacking out’ sections of the text and only leaving a few words visible.

These words then become a blackout poem.

At the workshop, we will use pages from ex-library books and black markers.

This event is part of Auckland Council Libraries' We Read Auckland | Ka Pānui Tātau i Tāmaki Makaurau.

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