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By: Blog Post | January 06, 2018

The Eye-Poem was invented by Kenneth L. Beaudoin. The idea was to create a collage using visual and verbal imagery. A free verse poem is constructed by combining images from magazine pages with words, phrases and clauses to create a poem on one page. The objective is to create a mood or inspiration. Do not write a poem first and then look for pictures.  The poem is a discovery of words that fit with the graphics. You should be able to read the poem three feet away.


1. Find a picture or pictures up to 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Vertical is best.

2. Go through one or more magazines and find words or phrases etc. that remind you of the graphics (pictures). Cut the words out neatly and place on the page of  graphics. Do not use words smaller than 14 font. LARGE WORDS will be read louder and have more emphasis.

3. Position the words keeping in mind not to put any words too close to the edge of page which may or may not have a border of white space.

Do not cut out letters to make a word.

Category: Poetry 

Tags: Eye Poems 


Sean Messamore

Posted on : March 29, 2018

Very cool idea and approach to writing a poem.

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