For the next few weeks we will be featuring Ms. Minde's students on our blog! During the workshops the youth read, wrote and shared as a community (60 mins: 20-reading, 20-writing, 20-sharing). They read and discussed works by Tim Z. Hernandez, Jasminne Mendez, Rene S. Perez II and Barrio Writer Jesse Castillo!
After reading, they were asked to respond to a writer by doing "blackout poetry" or writing their own poem/story in similar style as the writers read in the workshop.
“Blackout poetry” is poetry made by blacking out the words in a text with a permanent marker, leaving behind only a few choice words to make a poem.
Today's piece is by Jennifer Lugo, she created a "blackout poem" from "When was the Last Time You Saw A Black Boy Smile?" written by Jasminne Mendez and published in the Outrage: A Protest Anthology For Injustice in a Post 9/11 World book by Slough Press. Here's her piece:
gasping for air,
but found the
Check out her process! Great job Jennifer!