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Austin Kleon



 Austin Kleon is a writer, cartoonist and, in former lives, a librarian, web designer, and advertising copywriter. Austin's newspaper blackout poems--created by using a black marker to hide unnecessary words--have been featured on NPR'¬ís Morning Edition, the PBS Newshour,  in The Wall Street Journal, and all over the web. He is a New York Times bestselling author of four books which have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born and raised in Ohio, Austin now lives and works in Austin, Texas, with his wife and sons. Learn more about him at



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Happily accepted !
Posted 02/15/2021 08:35 PM
What a fun way to construct a poem!
Posted 02/13/2021 07:36 PM
Lori Levy:
Unusual. Great!
Posted 02/13/2021 02:08 PM
Stephen Anderson:
A fanciful traipse into love in the blackout world ...
Posted 02/13/2021 01:47 PM
Austin, your valentine led me to your site, such fun. It will be shared, my friend.
Posted 02/13/2021 10:52 AM
Larry Schug:
Beautiful, man; I've gotta try this.
Posted 02/13/2021 06:53 AM

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