This week’s prompt: erasure poem
We haven’t done an erasure poem in a long time:
- pick a newspaper article (newspaper or online (print it if you pick an online article)) or a page in a book you are about to throw out… any piece of existing writing.
- take a black sharpie and read through the article – earmark words that seem important to you (not necessarily in the context of the article)
- strike through all words (there will be a lot of them) that don’t belong to your poem emerging from this article.
The resulting poems are often quite striking.
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