Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Poetry Month-Newspaper Blackout Poem

Austin Kleon is the creator of the book Newspaper Blackout. He starts with a page from the New York Times and blacks out words until he arrives at a poem from the words that stay behind. He describes himself as "a writer, artist, author, and speaker obsessed with the art of communicating with pictures and words, together."

And here's his instructions on making your own black out poem:

How to make a Newspaper Blackout Poem:

Grab a newspaper.
Grab a marker.
Find an article.
Cross out words, leaving behind the ones you like.
Pretty soon you’ll have a poem.

You can find out more at austinkleon.com.

By the way, I'm counting this as a Book Arts Tuesday as well.

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