Blackout Poetry is a mixture of poetry and art made by taking any form of printed text and blacking out the unwanted words to create a poem or statement. Standard techniques usually involve a black sharpie marker, but have evolved into other traditional (and even untraditional) types of art mediums.


I find it to be a look into the subconscious mind, a form of therapy if you will, that can promote mindfulness and creativity that can help overall well-being and mental health. Plus, it’s creative and fun to do!

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Jennifer
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Mike hosted a workshop for our group of homeschooled teens. The kids had a blast and really got into their projects. It was a great activity for them, both educational and fun. We had such a good time that we're going to put together another workshop in the near future. Thanks, Mike!
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Such a great book!! I never knew blackout poetry existed. Now I try to find the words that jump off the page when I’m reading! I really appreciate that the author shared his his battle with depression. His resilience is inspiring and this book has the power to give hope to many.
Heather
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I didn't know what to expect. I was amazed by Michael's variety of ideas, options and books. I found the perfect book and page for an amazing poem! Grateful that Mike helped me burn the edges to make an amazing piece of art. Looking forward to the next event!
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Michael Nyers masterfully takes us on his painful journey through "depression, love, loss, life and starting over". He is candid and openly allows us to see how blackout poetry helped him find a purpose and begin to heal. His art is gorgeous, his message is inspiring, and his poetry is lovely. This book is a treat to own, but would also make a perfect gift for anyone who needs to occasionally get out of their own head.
Tiffany
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Exceptional & unique work that leaves you begging for more! Fade into a Blackout is raw talent & captures your heart in more ways than one...
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Most books have a certain audience. But not this one. Michael's poems transcend the genre in that they are at the same time poetry and art. Blackout poetry in itself is more than an art form, it is a form of therapy/meditation that can, as the author himself can attest to, save one's life. This is a book you will go back to time and time again.
Lynne
@thepoemreeder
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The author's personality shines in this collection of blackout poetry and his attention to detail is obvious. He unflinchingly demonstrates how mental health struggles have impacted him and his he is emerging stronger and more fully himself. Wonderful and quick read!
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Finding Light in the Darkness

a collection of blackout poetry and other ramblings through a journey of depression, love, loss, life and starting over.