For this assignment, please find any text–literally, anything: a speech, a commercial, a poem, a dramatic passage–and make it your own through the methods of erasure poetry as outlined in the linked articles. You could do this either through visual scrubbing techniques like you see in the Atlantic article, strike-thru lines, or omission (when you do this give me the source text since I won’t know wants omitted). The easiest way is to simply use the highlight feature in Word and set to black and cross out the words that way. Also, the most dynamic erasure poems employ graphics, so there text file is loaded onto a .jpg file, so the words aren’t on a blank page but an image that works with or against the text. Try this if you’re into photography or fun art.
Please include 250 words sentences on how the methods of erasure poetry enabled to express something and how that expression is different than if you generated a poetic piece or political statement of your own.
PS: If this is scares you and you can’t figure out how to do it then just find a piece of erasure poetry and write 250-500 words about why it’s striking to you and what aesthetic redactive procedures the poet is employing.