I’ve published a brief history of Newspaper Blackout and this site over on Medium. Give it a read!

Starbucks does blackout poetry. (Of course, without a link to this site or my book, or any context for what they’re doing.)

Filed under: ad agencies love blackout poetry

Starbucks does blackout poetry. (Of course, without a link to this site or my book, or any context for what they’re doing.)

Filed under: ad agencies love blackout poetry

Display of blackout poetry by the 8th grade students of Karen Tegtmeyer! Awesome.

Display of blackout poetry by the 8th grade students of Karen Tegtmeyer! Awesome.

Awesome: grade nine students from Alberta, Canada making blackout poetry! Thanks @MsAmberJM for sharing!

Awesome: grade nine students from Alberta, Canada making blackout poetry! Thanks @MsAmberJM for sharing!

Newspaper Blackout is now available as an eBook. Comes with a dozen or so poems that were cut from the original, and a new afterword. $8. Get it here.

Newspaper blackouts by Austin Kleon

austinkleon:

I’m headed out on book tour next week. Come see me.

I’m gonna do my best to keep making poems on tour. Follow me on Twitter or Instagram for daily updates.

austinkleon:

I’m headed out on book tour next week. Come see me.

I’m gonna do my best to keep making poems on tour. Follow me on Twitter or Instagram for daily updates.

Show Your Work: Austin Kleon on the Art of Getting Noticed | Brain Pickings


  Kleon addresses with equal parts humility, honesty, and humor one of the quintessential questions of the creative life: How do you get “discovered”? In some ways, the book is the mirror-image of Kleon’s debut — rather than encouraging you to “steal” from others, meaning be influenced by them, it offers a blueprint to making your work influential enough to be theft-worthy. Complementing the advice is Kleon’s own artwork — his signature “newspaper blackout” poems — as a sort of meta-case for sharing as a modern art that requires courage, commitment, and creative integrity.


My new book is out now. Get a copy.

Show Your Work: Austin Kleon on the Art of Getting Noticed | Brain Pickings

Kleon addresses with equal parts humility, honesty, and humor one of the quintessential questions of the creative life: How do you get “discovered”? In some ways, the book is the mirror-image of Kleon’s debut — rather than encouraging you to “steal” from others, meaning be influenced by them, it offers a blueprint to making your work influential enough to be theft-worthy. Complementing the advice is Kleon’s own artwork — his signature “newspaper blackout” poems — as a sort of meta-case for sharing as a modern art that requires courage, commitment, and creative integrity.

My new book is out now. Get a copy.

Newspaper blackouts from Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work!

Hey y’all,

My new book Show Your Work! is on sale now! It’s a followup to my book Steal Like An Artist, and like Steal, it contains quite a few blackouts.

It’s also ridiculously cheap: it lists for $12, but you can get it for as low as $7 if you shop around.

If you like this tumblr, please consider buying a copy and supporting my work. If you’re broke, consider reblogging this post to help me spread the word.

Here’s an excerpt.

Thanks!

Austin

Love blackouts by Austin Kleon

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all.

PS. Some of these are available as prints in the shop.