This ocean of texts: The history of blackout poetry
Blackout poetry is an independent category of poetry from erasure poetry; however, a majority of current literature does not acknowledge this. The conflation of the two has led to blackout poetry being minimally covered in academic scholarship and misidentified. This project identifies blackout poetry’s hundred-year history, tracing its contemporary inspirations and through modern-day publications, including seminal works such as Tom Phillips’s A Humument (1970), Austin Kleon’s Newspaper Blackouts (2010), and Isobel O’Hare’s all this can be yours (2018). In separating erasure and blackout poetry in this history, it also identifies the aesthetic, political, and methodological differences between erasure and blackout poetry.
Accessible at https://www.thehistoryofblackoutpoetry.org.