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Poet and cartoonist Austin Kleon has discovered a new way to read between the lines. Armed with a daily newspaper and a permanent marker, he constructs through deconstruction—eliminating the words he doesn't need to create a new art form: Newspaper Blackout poetry.
Highly original, Kleon's verse ranges from provocative to lighthearted, and from moving to hysterically funny, and undoubtedly entertaining. The latest creations in a long history of "found art," Newspaper Blackout will challenge you to find new meaning in the familiar and inspiration from the mundane.
Newspaper Blackout contains original poems by Austin Kleon, as well as submissions from readers of Kleon's popular online blog and a handy appendix on how to create your own blackout poetry.
Although this style of poetry has been around since the 1760’s, Austin Kleon had the accidental fortune of bringing this to the mainstream market. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Michelle Levy
This is a clever collection of Blackout poetry - not a unique concept but one that Austin Kleon has mastered. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Pamela Brackett
Refreshing and surprising. Kleon has mastered a wonderful technique that falls into the category - I wish I thought of this!
I've read all of Austin Kleon's books. This one is really about letting serendipity, a marker, and your newspaper or magazine.Published 2 months ago by Daniel G. Murray
I bought this book after reading Austin Kleon's books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work but this was his first book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jason Gregory
Awesome for a middle or high school classroom! Surprised I didn't find this gem until my 20th year teaching (I buy and read lots of instructional materials), but it wasn't until I... Read morePublished 7 months ago by RobinLK
I think this is a fabulous exercise in opening the mind to rid oneself of a block! I also think that this would be a wonderful way to inside young writers in a classroom or... Read morePublished 11 months ago by La Pelirroja