Unblinking Eyes

"Unblinking Eyes" is a newspaper blackout poem written by Christian Shockley. He was gracious enough to let me share it with you all and to give a brief description of his process:

"I start with a page of text—usually from the New Yorker or the New York Times. Then I find the words to tell a story and take away everything else with the aid of a sharpie. The above poem comes from the New York Times."

Christian will have a collection of his first 60 poems available for purchase at the end of August.

PoetryTimothy Buck