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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.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Great, great idea. Most inspiring. Presentation could be more lively. Background, all in black all the time, gets a bit tiresome for the eye.Published 1 month ago by Riegler Elfriede
To be expected, for sure, the random associations and blackouts make for subpar poetry. This is somewhat compensated for the originality, novelty, and the nice visuals, but these... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lior Boogtus
It's a wide collection of blackout poems to share with students or other writers, so they can model the technique.Published 2 months ago by Evangeline
Newspaper Blackout is a creativity resource for my classroom. It challenges students to think about their surroundings in a different way.Published 3 months ago by Elizabeth
Wow...such originality, in ideas and creativity, and ways to approach writing and poetry...an easy read, full of inspiration for any writerPublished 5 months ago by Rimrat
Terrific creative work. And so simple. Austin simply took newspapers and blacked out everything but those words he wanted to preserve to create a new poem. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ken Deshaies
So simple and elegant... had a "Why didn't I think of that?" moment. Seriously brilliant. I'd recommend this as a gift to inspire any writer or artist, or just as a good... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Brian P
The best part of this book for me, as a creative writing teacher, is in the preface and introduction, where Kleon explains how he got interested in using this technique to create... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Laura Winton
Thought provoking and enjoyable. I am always amazed how people can find a use for things I just recycle (newspapers)!Published 12 months ago by JSMom