Erasure 2012 image (all of the erasers)
Erasure poetry removes words, letters and punctuation from an existing text to create a new piece of work, one that not only stands on its own merit but also gives new meaning to the original passage. For the 2nd Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest, participants erased an excerpt from the novel How Should a Person Be? by acclaimed Canadian author Sheila Heti. The winning entries are listed below.
Many thanks to everyone who submitted an entry!
Read the top three winners in print in Geist 87, on newsstands now.
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