Austin Kleon’s Blackout Poetry


At last something interesting you can do with a newspaper. Get a permanent marker and blackout all the words which stand in the way of an original poem. That is what Austin Kleon has done and he is very good at it. You can see other examples at his website .

It makes you want to try as well. I have and it isn’t as easy as it looks. Still I am looking forward to getting hold of my next in-flight magazine.

Would someone develop a technology which will allow us to do something similar to TV commercials ? Political speeches ? Billboards ?  Or condense those Hollywood movies which have no script but only special effects into five-minute-long works of art ?

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