So for todays post i thought id show how to write an erasure poem. He shows the children examples of erasure poems and then gives them issues of poetry and asks them to create an erasure poem inspired by one of the poems.
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Erasure is a process by which you can take any text and from it create a poem.
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Frank montesontis book is a wonderful example of erasure poetry and frank makes clever use of his erasure and transforms the original book how to prune fruit trees into a fascinating collection of poems.
You can even find poems by occasion theme and form.
Below you will find a number of source texts.
Erasure poetry is fast becoming a popular form of poetry and if you are looking for a full length book to get your teeth into check out frank montesontis new book hope tree.
Last may i shared an erasure poem i did as an assignment for an online poetry class i took.
Here is a nonce example using text from the november 2003 version of the english wikipedias main page.
Seem as if they have been rent.
Erasure poems dornsife workshop.
And today im taking you on a step by step process on how to write one.
Erasure is a form of found poetry or found object art created by erasing words from an existing text in prose or verse and framing the result on the page as a poem.
Choose one by clicking on the title.
After all all blackout poems are erasure poems but not all erasure poems are blackout poems.
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Clicking where it was will make it return.
Many of the poems in zong.
Find the best poems by searching our collection of over 10000 poems by classic and contemporary poets including maya angelou emily dickinson robert frost juan felipe herrera langston hughes sylvia plath edgar allan poe william shakespeare walt whitman and more.
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A blackout poem is when a poet takes a marker usually black marker to already established textlike in a newspaperand starts redacting words until a poem is formed.
As he explains after the erasure poets have changed the source texts to fit their ideas and ears they are asked to find or to compose an image to overlay on the poem.
Much of the artistry and poignancy of these earlier poems comes from the fact that the erasure poems are about the very act of erasure.
You will be sent to a new page where you can click on any word or punctuation mark to make it disappear.
The same could be said of erasure and blackout poems.
What is a blackout poem.
The results can be allowed to stand in situ or they can be arranged into lines andor stanzas.
You can read the poem responsibility here.
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