NEWSPAPER BLACKOUT POEM ARCHIVES
Below is a list of the 200+ newspaper blackout poems that have been posted to this site since 2005.
See the Greatest Hits, 2006-2008
Newspaper Blackout show in Denton, Texas
April 16th, 2013
Last week I hung my very first solo gallery show up at UNT on the Square in Denton, Texas.
November 25th, 2012
A while back, the folks at Wired asked me to make some blackouts from their recent design issue.
How To Win An Election (October Horoscopes)
October 3rd, 2012
“say all the right things / do not risk offending anyone / be likable / fake friendliness / smiles and handshakes / avoid the question of scientific evidence / B just an ordinary who made it / say stuff written for anybody to hear / try to collect someone or something to blame / project optimisim about the future and happy endings / shout follow me! there’s absolutely nothing to be afraid of / if it’s hard to win drop out”
Nine to Five
September 12th, 2012
go to work / and sneak things in when you can
September 5th, 2012
avoid the guaranteed injury / cruise over the line / defy perfection / hide and seek in a kind of carefree spirit / drink a beer / be quieter / break balls / answer 13 questions no one asked / be the end of the baddest guy out there / throw something / perhaps there is a happy way to embrace without turning fake / when you pin your kind you get your team
The Skirts of Dallas
August 13th, 2012
the skirts of dallas are on the rise / and texas is a more pleasant place
August 9th, 2012
A new blackout: “You make everyone else / everyone else”
August 1st, 2012
do something crazy / honor the rookie / throw out social media for a start / just zoom in on any one thing and stay with it / avoid long-term mularkey / love something more / go to the ice cream shop and shake everyone’s hand / no panicking / just remember what a great mystery is / remain a student / don’t think long enough to know / more walks
more walks /
July 30th, 2012
Poems about devils.
July 4th, 2012
“do you think your sons going to be a – somebody with talent b – a handful c- good for us”
July 2nd, 2012
punch this summer / go missing from work / pack up and run off / a gig’s a gig / never read email / spell out life in a divine text message / cross the country in a time-traveling car / stop brooding over the alter ego / put an end to this operation on loan from the faint of heart / look into the whereabouts of missing years / have a near-death experience for the rest of us / you can’t help wondering
I Don’t Mind
June 26th, 2012
“we are our own deal / I don’t mind that you torture me”
I Want You
June 25th, 2012
“I want you / that you that I was cautioned against”
June 1st, 2012
“develop a personal hero and explore his voice / be so lucky / endure torture at low doses / be loose / get a little belief system / shred shrug shed / keep a sharp gaze / punish the cobbler of conformity / underestimate originality / use time surprisingly”
Poem for my mother
May 13th, 2012
my mother knew i was bound art ways / and she didnt throw me down the stairs
Little Keys To The Kingdom
April 19th, 2012
everyone has little keys to the kingdom / and much to steal
Every book is self-help
April 16th, 2012
A newspaper blackout.
March Horoscopes (SXSW Edition)
March 7th, 2012
“do not address the advertiser / beat back the new / develop contacts speak of community make sure word got out die / cancel the mission of blandness and snake oil / survive by films / nightclubs and other inhospitably lighted places cause complications / when u decide to check out some band urge them on / slaves to the music dance their own dances / you have to get yourself a taco / bank on not knowing what’s going to happen or when / poke the folks remaining in their homes / wake up in a foul mood start packing”
March 1st, 2012
A made 100 “micro-blackouts” for people who retweeted a link to Steal Like An Artist a few days ago.
New 20×200 print: “Creativity Is Subtraction”
February 28th, 2012
Very happy to announce my new print, “Creativity is Subtraction,” on sale now from 20×200.com.