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Second prize winner of the 2nd Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest.
Tell a lot of people Tofu Margaux’s going to Tofu To to to Margaux complements me in interesting ways We do what we can To tofu Taboo Tofu Tofu Too mu fu Too f fu Tofu Tofu Tofu Off to For who I am For who I appear to be For who who I am. We are all specks of dirt, earth, people Tofu To o blow fu I know Tofu What I can to too much Touch the soft flesh Tofu Try to breathe through My nose Throw up Vomit Tophu The vomit was Tofu Kiss me Toghu Through with it Sore ass genius Tophu To to mo fu Toghu To Tofu And you is you Tophu While I’m in heaven.
Erasure poetry begins with removing letters and words from an existing text in order to create a new stand-alone piece that provides new meaning to the original passage. For the 2nd Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest, we posted an excerpt from the novel How Should a Person Be? by acclaimed Canadian author Sheila Heti.
The 3rd Erasure Poetry Contest is now underway. Enter today!