Blackout poetry is more fun to write when you’re drinking beer

I’m nearing the end of a three week break from writing columns. It’s been a nice holiday for my brain. In the meantime I’ve enjoyed working on other stuff: poems, stories and a bit of music. Some friends and I got exploring a variety of pale ales and wrote some more newspaper blackout poetry. Yep, that’s the way things roll in my house. It’s probably more fun writing these than reading them, but here are my best efforts.


blackout another day


blackout survivors straight


blackout curveball straight


blackout coffee