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Weekly Poem: Two from ‘Newspaper Blackout’


by Austin Kleon



Read another poem from ‘Newspaper Blackout’ after the jump.

Austin Kleon. Photo Credit: Meghan KleonFor 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.


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