Celebrate National Poetry Month by creating your own blackout poem in the Ellis Library Colonnade April 9-13.
Blackout poetry is created by marking out words from a text, like a newspaper, until a poem is created from the words that remain. For inspiration, check out others’ creations at Newspaper Blackout.
Newspapers and markers will be provided. Select poems will be posted on Mizzou Libraries’ Instagram account. Sign your poem with your handle if you want to be tagged!
Octavio Paz would have been 100 years old on March 31, so we're honoring him and celebrating National Poetry Month with a look at his 1988 collaboration with artist Robert Motherwell. In this volume, the original Spanish poetry is printed in red, with an English translation in black. Paz and Motherwell respond to each other artistically throughout the volume; Motherwell's lithographs are inspired by Paz's poetry, while one of Paz's poems, "Piel, sonida del mundo," is a contemplation of Motherwell's artwork. The book is quite large; the lens cap from our camera is included in one of the images below to indicate scale.
Three Poems / Tres Poemas was published by the Limited Editions Club in an edition of 750, signed by the author and illustrator. Special Collections has copy number 263. MERLIN catalog record.