Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Over the last three years, Atlanta-based artist John Carroll has been on a journey of sharing a piece of blackout poetry with his social media followers every day. HIDDEN MESSAGES OF HOPE is a retrospective collection of his blackout poetry, along with new essays on exploring life, love, and hope in everyday text. Originally published in the US, this cult book by John Carroll became a phenomenon, and is now republished with a new Introduction, in updated form, by British press Eyewear Publishing, for the whole world to enjoy.
Inspired by Austin Kleon's book Newspaper Blackout (Harper Perennial, 2010), John Carroll creates colourful works of blackout poetry with pens, acrylic paint, and spray paint and shares them with his 59,000 followers on Instagram. His work has been seen at Tedx, in Teen Vogue, Creative Loafing, and on the streets of Atlanta.Author City: USA