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Little Keys To The Kingdom

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

everyone has little keys to the kingdom / and much to steal

Every book is self-help

Monday, April 16th, 2012

every book is self-help

100 Microblackouts

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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I made 100 “micro-blackouts” for people who retweeted a link to Steal Like An Artist a few days ago. You can see them all on the Newspaper Blackout tumblr, or click one of the thumbnails below to browse…

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February Horoscopes

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

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If you dig these horoscopes, some from last year made their way into my new book, Steal Like An Artist—coming out February 28th!

Pre-order link ?

Grab You: new 20×200 print

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

what is the most fun / is to grab you / and find something wrong to do

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what is the most fun / is to grab you / and find something wrong to do

In plenty of time for Valentine’s Day, here’s a new blackout print from 20×200!

what is the most fun / is to grab you / and find something wrong to do

Newspaper Blackout in O: The Oprah Magazine

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

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oprah magazine

Thanks to Nicole Frehsee for writing such a nice little piece on Newspaper Blackout in the February 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine!

Read the article online→

Reading Censored Mother Goose Rhymes at The Encyclopedia Show

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Austin Kleon at the Encyclopedia Show

Christopher Hitchens said that “the great thing about writing a book is that it brings you into contact with people whose opinions you should have canvassed before you ever pressed pen to paper. They write to you. They telephone you. They give you things to read that you should have read already. [Putting out a book is] a free education that goes on for a lifetime.”

Last month I got an email from Mike at The Encyclopedia Show Austin, telling me about Censored Mother Goose Rhymes—a charming little book featured in the Ransom Center’s excellent “Banned, Burned, Seized, and Censored” exhibit.

Censored Mother Goose Rhymes

Published in 1929 by a writer and editor named Kenneth Banning, it was dedicated to “THE CENSORS who have taught us how to read naughty meanings into harmless words” and was supposed to be a demonstration “of the effect of censorship upon anything it touches.” If I’m not mistaken, it was even passed out to congressmen in the middle of the censorship debates.

Censored Mother Goose Rhymes

It’s a very very funny book.

Anyways, Mike asked me if I’d do something with the book, and while I almost never read my poems publicly, I think this book is even better read aloud, so, with the help of my iPhone, I read a few at the show.

Watch the video →

See the slides →

Jean-Michel Basquiat on crossing out words

December Horoscopes

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

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virgo horoscope libra horoscope

This is going to be the last batch of horoscopes for a while — with the Christmas break coming up, and Steal Like An Artist coming out in March, I need to take a break. (I’m sure y’all will do just fine without them.) Thanks, as always, for reading!

Read the year’s worth of horoscopes ?

New 20×200 Prints: “Open Road” and “How To Be Cool”

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Just in time for the holidays, here are two brand-new Newspaper Blackout prints.

Open Road 20x200 print

“Open Road” available at 20×200.com→

How To Be Cool 20x200 print

“How To Be Cool” available at 20×200.com→

This poem is a “deleted scene”—it was cut from my book, Newspaper Blackout, late in the editing process, although now I can’t remember why. It was made from an article about the Brooklyn rapper Lil Mama.

Also: Steal Like An Artist is available for pre-order!

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November Horoscopes

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

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