Blackout Poetry by Trista Mateer

Awhile ago, I thought it’d be an interesting project to make blackout poetry out of books I’d read as a kid. Something about making “grown up” art out of something “childish”. Something about taking a thing that had affected me at a certain time in my life and trying to find a new way for it to be affecting. Below are a few of my favorites ft. Eragon by Christopher Paolini and The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis.


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Trista Mateer is a writer and poet living outside of Baltimore, Maryland. She believes in lipstick, black tea, and owning more books than she can ever possibly read. Known for her eponymous blog, she is also the author of two collections of poetry.