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January 24, 2012

Second prize winner of the 1st Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest.


large fingers
    pointed to his fellows

uncle wilson’s a strange young lady, 
    hideous and distorted;
                his knees highly polished

chris is 
bringing along 
some fresh eagle

Erasure poetry is created by starting with an existing text and erasing bits in such a way that the words left in place take on new shapes and meanings. For the 1st Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest, we posted an excerpt from Roughing It in the Bush by Susanna Moodie, a memoir written in 1852.

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January 24, 2012