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
Low overhead, revisited
July 4th, 2014
The less you have to maintain, the more time you have to do what you want to do.
June 30th, 2014
Sometimes the words don’t come. So I make pictures.
June 17th, 2014
I hate writing. What I really love is reading. I tell people I became a professional writer so I could be a professional reader. (Adam Phillips: “I had never had any desire to be a writer. I wanted to be a reader.”)
June 11th, 2014
I write what I want to read.
Newspaper Blackout finally available as an eBook
March 20th, 2014
My first book is now available as an eBook.
How to get a Newspaper Blackout print for cheap
December 5th, 2013
We won’t be selling prints until next year, but here’s how to get one for really cheap.
Spectors Haunting May Embrace (A Halloween Blackout)
October 31st, 2013
I told a ghost story in blackouts every day in October leading up to Halloween.
September 12th, 2013
Headed to the Pacific Northwest next week.
A poem a day
September 2nd, 2013
Since the #NewspaperBlackout show in April, I’ve been making a poem every day and posting it to Instagram.
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