An erasure poem is part of a tradition of using pre-existing texts, stripping away some of the words, and revealing a new creation with what remains. The erasure part echoes the kind of blacking out of text used when classified information is made public. A good definition can be found on the Found Poetry Review’s website at http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/about-found-poetry.
My erasure poem comes from page 46 of the book The Art of the Deal, attributed to but not really written at all by Donald Trump. Continue reading
A third experiment with using Google Streetview app’s 360-degree photo, this time in New York City’s Central Park.
Classical ballet is this elevating form — you ahve to rise to meet it, whether you are the dancer or the audience. The Thing is, the audience possesses the same instrument. The audience members have the same body. It’s like a cello playing for an audience of cellos.”
— Silas Farley, quoted in the Jan. 16, 2017, New Yorker Talk of the Town piece by Rebecca Mead, illustration by Tom Bachtell [link]
A second experiment with using Google Streetview app’s 360-degree photo, this time on the second floor of Case Center at Skidmore College.