Prompt April 5 2020

 


 
Today, let us try to write an erasure poem. Erasure poetry is a form of found poetry. You will take an existing text and erase, block out, or otherwise obscure portions of text in such a way that the remaining text on the page emerges as your own poem.
You can find some examples here.

Here is a rather long essay by Elissa Washuta “I Am Not Pocahontas” that you can use as your starting text. You can choose shorter portions of the text if you like. You can also choose any text of your choice as long as you cite it.

You can post your poem here if you like. You will need a password. Write to theliterarynest@gmail.com if you need the password.

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