Angela Lister, of Oklahoma City, and Haydn Kirkpatrick, of Edmond, have won this year’s second annual Newspaper Blackout Poetry contest. The winners and runners-up will be featured in an upcoming video on NewsOK.com reciting their poem set to music by a local band. Call it a "blackout poetry slam.” Lister, 54, won a $100 gift card in the adult category for her description of a budding romance, and Kirkpatrick, 13, won in the youth category for a poem about how good teaching "catches fire.” Kirkpatrick won an iPod Nano. Runners-up will receive T-shirts or hats from The Oklahoman. The winning entries, according to Austin Kleon, who popularized the contest concept, alter the original article from which they are created, taking the subject matter and changing it into a completely different and compelling message. First place, adult Angela Lister, 54, Oklahoma City "Ties” They’ll meet tonight Both have rebounded from a break Both must avoid a letdown They’ve struggled But he came back for her hand Kleon’s comments: "The best blackout poems completely transform the original article — this author took an article about basketball and repurposed words like ‘rebounded’ and ‘break’ into a love poem. I love the repetition of the word ‘Both’ to establish a kind of rhythm, and I love the way the poem tells a little story. Good stuff.” First place, youth (younger than 21) Haydn Kirkpatrick, 13, Edmond "Fire” The best teaching Catches fire Always happy to oblige in a lesson For showing the way An extremely intelligent trick An excellent educational tool A mixed breed A part of the fire for years Kleon’s comments: "Again, when it comes to blackout poems, it’s all about the transformation. The original article was about teaching fire safety, so the author cleverly turned fire into a metaphor about teaching. It was clear, straightforward and easy to read.” Newspaper blackout poetry was popularized by Kleon, who lives in Austin, Texas. Kleon has served as the final judge for The Oklahoman’s contest since it began in 2009. Poems could rhyme or not. Most entries were free-form poetry, but any other forms were allowed, such as haiku or limericks. Hundreds of people entered the contest. Here are the second- and third-place poems in the adult and youth categories: Second place, adult Vickie Anderson, 61, Yukon "Untitled” Women’s politics Renegade adaptations Ill-fitting, harsh specimens Come into their own Through the closets of their mothers Third place, adult Gerry Scholen, 73, Okarche "Untitled” Oklahoma soil Five-acre patch Entire life Corn, potatoes, squash, Okra, watermelons Working for years With horses and mules Over the years A whole lot Dizziness, needing That moonshine Second place, youth Phillip Schneider, 16, Oklahoma City "Untitled” A celebrated leader wishes for a future Regardless of the support Who is vowed to fight to win To continue to dominate the tensions And to advise us to ousted until the end Third place, youth Anna Zimms, 9, Del City "Untitled” Disasters are beneath the surface The war was miles away Defense is the idea A haven for those who gathered Kleon has a new book, "Newspaper Blackout,” filled with witty and sometimes poignant examples of this style of poetry (see accompanying review). Winners will also get a copy of the book.