I have been a fan of Newspaper Blackout Poems for quite a while now. It is an ingenious idea – when poets have traditionally started with a blank page and then filled it up with their words, Austin Kleon does the opposite: he takes a page of a newspaper and blacks out all the words he doesn’t need, and the results can be quite stunning. And here, take a look at another of my favourites – but there are literally hundreds of such gems to be found on the site.
Below is a time-lapse video of making of this particular poem, check it out, it’s beautiful.
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