Better Than Netflix. #makeblackoutpoetry #blackoutpoetry #poetry
Autumn, I need you…
Admont Abbey Library, Austria
Hello! You! Yes you!
Who crosses here in the avenue / Have you ever given your thoughts to poetry? / Has that guy who fled/ left a shredded syllable behind him? / and have teenage wars with a parent / who drove you insane / and not by chance / leave after them, on a good day that is, the crosses, clusters and dots that give words their sounds [ in Hebrew vowels are marked with dots and lines around the letters themselves.] / Sometimes a memory, hidden and scarce / is bundled into a punctuation mark/ And if a rhyme tortures you…
Wait a minute.
Then never mind.
[In Hebrew this poem rhymes like a lullaby]
Translation by Yuval Dotan & Leigh
This is exactly what a newsroom looks like.
The new facade of the Pioneer Bookstore in Provo, Utah is all about the books.
In less than a week a group of decorative artists transformed the dreary storefront into a welcoming entrance covered in books.
As to where the impetus for such a biblio-facade came from, look no further than the Kansas City Library which then led to one in the Ukraine.
Piece in the Daily Herald: Judging a bookstore by its cover: Pioneer Book gets facelift