When making a blackout poem, sometimes you can get around the Western left-to-right, up-to-down reading problem by using little connecting lines between words. These are a couple recent examples from poems I’m working on for the book.
I didn’t know this until a couple of days ago, but in comics, Scott McCloud calls them “trails.”
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In other news, there’s now a Newspaper Blackout Poems Flickr pool — join the group and share your own!