Skirts and Found Poetry: an interactive installation of blackout poetryFound poetry is a unique form of creative expression that involves using pre-existing or “found” text to create something original. The goal is to keep certain parts of the original text while others are crossed out or covered up to transform it into something new.

We invite you to take part in our interactive blackout poetry display. 

What kind of magic can you conjure up with the words that lie before you?


Village Goods (10432 82 Ave NW)

Chianti Cafe and Restaurant (10501 82 Ave NW)

Old Strathcona Business Association (10314 82 Ave NW)

Lewis Mayhem (10139 82 Ave NW)


About the Artist – Medgine Mathurin

Haitian-born spoken word artist and advocate, Medgine is a person for whom the love of language and the alchemy of words is second nature. Her multi-lingual upbringing (french, creole, english) not only prompted her to begin experimenting with the potential and magic of language, but naturally compelled her into a deep love of poetry. Her work has been featured in CBC, Global TV, Skirtsafire Festival and the Edmonton Poetry Festival. She is the author of Waiting in the Land of the Living / Attendre dans le monde des vivants, a multilingual poetry collection, that touches on navigating chronic illness, inter-generational healing, and the wrestle of waiting for answered prayers.

Thanks to our Skirts on Whyte Sponsor

Old Strathcona Business Association