Blackout Poetry – An Attempt of Questionable Merit



I have loved Austin Kleon’s work (@austinkleon) and I own his book, Steal Like An Artist (It’s fabulous. Get a copy). I follow his tumblr and love reading his work.

So I decided to give it a go. Armed with my iPad, a digital copy of Moby Dick and Notability, I ripped into the first page of Herman Melville’s tome. 

What does it mean? I. Have. Absolutely. No. Idea. I like how it sounds. And I’ll be adding this to the collection of poems I have on tumblr (even if it’s not a Post It Note).



7 responses to “Blackout Poetry – An Attempt of Questionable Merit

  1. Love blackout poetry. It’s a great way to get the creative half of my brain in gear. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I feel this page worked well for you. It sounds like a pensive piece on life. Can’t wait for your next great work.

  3. this is so cool!

  4. Loomings

    i have in my coffin
    a deliberate, a methodical, philosophical flourish
    – there is nothing

    call me particular in this,
    deliberate – nothing


  5. Reblogged this on gojanago and commented:
    awesome idea 🙂

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