Look What I Found! Erasure Poetry
Hello, fellow poetic pubsters. This is Victoria, back after a bit of a hiatus. It’s good to see you and to anticipate the poetry that may evolve from today’s prompt–one that I hope you will enjoy.
Time to go back to a poetic form that we last discussed (as far as I can tell) in 2013. Erasure is a form of found poetry or found art created by erasing words from an existing text in prose or verse and framing the result on the page as a poem.
I have found, in the past, that turning to a form such as this can be an excellent way to jump-start a lackadaisical muse. The words are there—all you need to do is reconstruct them. The sources you choose can yield surprising results. The first time I attempted it, I used 2 pages of text, opened…
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