Blackout poetry by Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like An Artist and Newspaper Blackout

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“Poem for my mother,” a newspaper blackout by Austin Kleon

Happy mother’s day!

Old favorite. Thanks, Mom.
A newspaper blackout by Austin Kleon
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ON SALE: We were digging in our flat files and found some extremely limited-edition prints that we pulled way back in 2010.

austinkleon:

ON SALE: We were digging in our flat files and found some extremely limited-edition prints that we pulled way back in 2010.

In case you missed it, here’s a brief history of blackout poetry.

In case you missed it, here’s a brief history of blackout poetry.

A newspaper blackout by Austin Kleon

A newspaper blackout by Austin Kleon

NYTimes.com: Searching for Poetry in Prose

Popularized in recent years by writer and author Austin Kleon, blackout poetry encourages readers to create poems by redacting words from ordinary texts. During the last seven days of National Poetry Month, we will feature snippets of Times articles you can use to create and share your own short poems.

Holy moly, the NYTimes does blackout poetry. Things come full circle.

(Submit your creations here!)

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!