April 14, 2016 Blackout Our class activity today in my Contemporary Poetry class was to create a blackout poem. I used Howard Nemerov’s poem “On Being Asked for a Peace Poem” (1973) from The 20th Century in Poetry. Happy National Poetry Month. Posted in: Poems, UncategorizedTagged as: #blackoutpoem, #poetryisstrong, contemporary poetry, Howard Nemerov, National Poetry Month, poetryShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related Amy Nawrocki I am a poet with five poetry collections and three history books, co-authored by my husband and muse, Eric D. Lehman. I teach English and Creative Writing at the University of Bridgeport.