For a long time I’ve wanted to start a site dedicated solely to the making of Newspaper Blackout Poems, a place where people can go read how-to tips, ask me questions, and then try out their own and share the results.
It didn’t seem right to set up such a thing on my main site. I’m thrilled to have folks making blackout poems, but my site is for my work, and I want to keep it that way.
A man’s domain name is his domain, you know?
Enter the new site. It’s hosted on Tumblr, which not only means that it’s incredibly easy for me to make quick posts and for followers to reblog them, but it also has built-in functionality where people can ask questions and best of all, submit their own poems.
I’ll still be keeping all of my original poems right here, and I’ll still be posting new ones every week, so no need to re-subscribe or anything. But if you’re interested, give it a follow on Tumblr, or subscribe to the RSS feed.
I might post old poems from the archives on the new site. I’m not quite sure yet. Still making it up as I go along.
I’d love to hear what y’all think about it. Feel free to leave me a comment or suggest the types of posts you’d like to see over there.