Read Between the Lines to Find Texas Poet's Verse 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. He recently transformed an article about a piano concert into a poem that begins: "Forget about trying to speak ... the image is the travelogue."

Read Between the Lines to Find Texas Poet's Verse

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