Weekly Poem: Two from ‘Newspaper Blackout’
by Austin Kleon
Read another poem from ‘Newspaper Blackout’ after the jump.
For Austin Kleon, an exercise for breaking writer’s block developed into a method for creating poetry. Using a marker and a copy of the New York Times, Kleon blacks out words to reveal the ones he likes. Kleon works as a web designer in Austin, Texas, but manages to draw and write in his free time. His first book of poetry, “Newspaper Blackout,” was published in April 2010.
Editor’s Note: We will have a profile of Austin Kleon as part of the NewsHour Poetry Series soon.
A House in Texas