Final projects: Caitlyn

Caitlyn assembled a source text from found material and then performed an erasure on it to generate

EVE

          She thinks          this is
                      morning,         “I’ve got my

    things, I’m on the
verge.”

                    Guess
                    I  have
                        you

  breathing.

                      Finally, this

                                                two to one

static:

                        I swim across an
                    ocean
                from an         empty

                                                    room.

(Erased from a base text made of the first words of each song on the album Everything in Transit by Jack’s Mannequin.)

One thing I really like here: how the poem combines (composts) two time-honoured practices — the found poem and the erasure poem — in a way that feels seamless and self-assured.

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I write draw teach blog in and from the Pacific Northwest of America.

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