Final projects: Caitlyn

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


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

    things, I’m on the

                    I  have


                      Finally, this

                                                two to one


                        I swim across an
                from an         empty


(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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