Today we are looking at the work of Austin Kleon, who describes himself as “a writer who draws.” He launched his writing career by creating blackout poetry when he was suffering from a case of writer’s block after college. Learn more about Kleon’s journey into poetry in this PBS News Hour video, Texas Poet Twists Newspaper into Prose, which could also be used as an class introduction to him. Students will love exploring his website, searching for blackout poetry on Tumblr, or following Kleon on Twitter or Instagram.
Many thanks to Susan Barber for introducing me to the work of Austin Kleon!
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