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Craft, Poetry Prompts

Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: erasure poem

ErasureWe haven’t done an erasure poem in a long time:

  1. 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.
  2. take a black sharpie and read through the article – earmark words that seem important to you (not necessarily in the context of the article)
  3. 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.

Happy Writing!



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