LESSON PLAN: Erasures

An erasure is a visual form of poetry in which the poem is “found” or “excavated” from an existing block of prose. It is comparable to the sculpture who is faced with a block of alabaster, her task being to remove materials to find to work of art within. The material is already present, it is the choices made, what is removed/what is retained, that is the creative act. Erasure is a way to give an existing piece of writing new meaning, as well as, visual impact. 

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