Newspaper Blackout by Austin Kleon is an entire book of newspaper articles that have been scribbled over to create short and witty poems. His process involves going through an article with a black marker and looking for words he can string together into a clever verse.
Most of his poems are short and to the point and sometimes even as brief as one line. One article has been blacked out to read, "I want to go back so I won't grow empty." While the original article could have been about anything from politics to Wall Street, Kleon creates something simple and beautiful by using by a black marker.
Newspaper Blackout is now available and has already gotten stellar reviews from NPR and The New Yorker.
Word-Picked Paper Poems
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