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Longlisted for the 2nd Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest.
A lot of young people got fired
this year, but the companies
don’t feel ashamed about it.
I can’t help this. But, for one example,
a simple one, I want to change
every heart a bit, to be interested
in others; to know the quality
of friends is not an illusion.
We are all specks of dirt, all live art.
The contemporary blow-hards forget
all this. It will be a genius
who gets it clear at last.
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!