Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I can't even begin to explain why the idea of the words 'erasure' and 'poetry' put next to each other gives me shivers of delight.

Instead of notes to other people, I might reconsider what I'd do with the last book left me.


1. The context

2. The post where I found out about it

3. And an example of erasure poetry, in 17 year old Efrain's work below:

 4. The two poems he's used: 'Special Treatments Ward' by Dana Gioia (top) and 'The Obsoletion of a Language' by Kay Ryan (above).

Oh frabjous day! This might even induce me to write that War Horse post.



K said...

Oh, this is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. I've been attempting (unsuccessfully, for the most part) cut-ups for some time now. me ideas.

Cheshire Cat said...

"Radi Os" and "The Humument" are both brilliant. I was surprised "Tree of Codes" wasn't mentioned, but then I understood why...