Amor Towles, from the portfolio “The Temptations of the Pleasure.” #Art in issue 112, Winter 1989. (via @parisreview)
10-year-old students in New Zealand throw a blacked out blackout poetry party
Ginnie Thorner, a teacher at St. Andrew’s College in New Zealand, sent me this note:
On Friday night we had a Poetry Party and invited families [so the students could] share some of the approximately 150 poems that they had crafted and published across the year. There were about 20 blackout poems that the students decided to display in a small room. They blacked out the windows so that it was totally dark and guests went into the room and read by torch light (or cell phone light).
This is the coolest idea ever! I might steal it. Thanks to Ginnie and her students!
A blackout by Austin Kleon