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December 2009

the olive reader holiday grab bag: austin kleon

This December on the Olive Reader, we’ve given some of our authors free reign to talk about the holidays: holiday crafts, holiday mishaps, holiday happiness, holiday hangovers, holidays on heroin—we’ve got it all. I am delighted to share the first of these posts, from Austin Kleon, author of Newspaper Blackout, coming this April from Harper Perennial. If you like this poem, be sure to check out the book when it comes out.


April 2010

win stuff! not books!

This is Austin Kleon. Doesn’t he look nice?


This is his book, Newspaper Blackout. Doesn’t it look nice?


In case you can’t read that quote on the cover, it’s “instead of starting with a blank page, poet Austin Kleon grabs the New York Times and a permanent marker and eliminates the words he doesn’t need.” That pretty much sums up Newspaper Blackout. It’s creative, it’s innovative, and it’s fun. We’re publishing it on April 13, but before that, there’s a contest!


The prizes: prints like the one you see above
What you need to do: Preorder Newspaper Blackout, sign up for Austin’s mailing list, reblog Austin’s post on Tumblr, or tweet with the hashtag #newspaperblackout on twitter (or all four!)

With all those ways to win, how can you NOT enter?

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