FOUND POETRY is also known as newspaper blackout poetry, written or created by using existing words on a page, such as newspapers, magazines, or books. In order to create a found poem, the writer tries to find a string of words, phrases, sentences, or passages, by excluding words on that page to create a composition. The words are crossed out using a Sharpie, pastel, or crayons. Techniques and methods of blocking vary. In addition to this (though not necessary), the writer may create an image related to the subject discussed in the poem; the image can be abstract or realistic.