Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Muse: The Inventive Austin Kleon

Art is never a one-way street.
~ Austin Kleon

The talented Austin Kleon, who describes himself as a "writer who draws", makes a poem a day. The subject of a lot of press, Kleon talks about his creative philosophy and approach below in a short interview that is part of Ondi Timoner's A Total Disruption documentary series.

Kleon is the author of the recently published Show Your Work! (Workman, March 2014), as well as Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative (Workman, 2012) and Newspaper Blackout (Harper Perennial, 2010), the latter a compendium of poems creating by redacting words from newspaper articles.

Austin Kleon Website

Trailer for Show Your Work!

Trailer for Steal Like an Artist

Austin Kleon's TedX Talk

Jeffrey Brown's PBS NewsHour Feature "Texas Poet Twists Newsprint Into Prose" (Video)

Austin Kleon on FaceBook, Twitter, and Tumblr

Austin Kleon Blog

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