Newspaper Blackout

Apr 22

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Apr 16

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Apr 06

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

Apr 05

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.

Mar 25

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!

Mar 20

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Mar 15

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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.

Mar 12

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.

Feb 19

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Feb 17

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Feb 14

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