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Earlier tonight I came across Austin Kleon‘s newspaper blackout poems

Intrigued, I thought I’d give it a go, but instead of an actual newspaper, I searched online for a magazine layout with sufficient amount of text from which I could hopefully distill an interesting poem.

Having found my raw material (below), I copied it into Photoshop and rather than blacking out all unwanted text, I erased the words I didn’t need.

The process took about 20 minutes and I think there could have been a couple of worthwhile interim poems….but I continued erasing until I was finally left with this… (click image to view larger)

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