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May 15, 2018 6:01 PM   Subscribe

Blackout poetry.

Have yourself some context.

(For me, this brings back memories of my high-school lit club. Also, my personal favorite of those shown is "Becoming Me".)
posted by queen anne's remorse (7 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
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Humument, mentioned in the comments, is worth checking out because it's gorgeous.
posted by juv3nal at 6:34 PM on May 15 [1 favorite]


There's a very cool MetaFilter Project from a few years ago for making your own erasure poems using the internet: erase_mark by raisindebt.
posted by capricorn at 6:45 PM on May 15


juv3nal: Seems my internal-search fu is rustier than I thought. I'd genuinely found nothing.

capricorn: My genuine thanks for costing me most of my spare productivity for the foreseeable future.
posted by queen anne's remorse at 8:03 PM on May 15 [1 favorite]


There's a very cool MetaFilter Project from a few years ago for making your own erasure poems using the internet: erase_mark by raisindebt.

Huh, weird. (not suggesting anything underhanded as it seems a simple enough thing that multiple people could be putting their own together at the same time).
posted by juv3nal at 9:04 PM on May 15


Declaration by Tracy K. Smith is one of the best of the genre, ever:

He has

	sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people.
 
He has plundered our—
 
		ravaged our—
 
			destroyed the lives of our—
 
taking away our—
 
		abolishing our most valuable—

and altering fundamentally the Forms of our—
 

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for

Redress in the most humble terms:

				Our repeated

Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.
 
We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration

and settlement here. 

		—taken Captive

				on the high Seas

						 to bear—
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 9:18 PM on May 15 [4 favorites]


My first Metafilter Project from 12 (!) years ago, is a site where you can make your own erasures. Requires Flash though :(
posted by gwint at 6:13 AM on May 16


Chase Berggrun's reworkng of Dracula (of all possible source texts!) into a woman's first-person account of abuse knocked me out when I heard them read it.
posted by wreckingball at 7:19 AM on May 16 [2 favorites]


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