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Erasure Poetry

Every month (or nearly every month) I work in a generative space that asks us to make seven poems for seven days starting on the seventh of each month (it’s called ‘sevens’).

For March, I experimented with erasure poetry. I really admire some of the visual/erasure poets out there, including Sarah J Sloat, Tom Phillips, and Mary Ruefle.

For these seven (well, there are actually eight) experiments, I used a mixture of traditional collage and photoshop, and I added some text where it felt right.

I’ll be continuing to work on these, to see where they go, but for now, here’s an example below.

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Sarah-Jane is an educator at Hereford College of Arts and a postgraduate researcher at Birmingham City University. Her poetry can be read in various journals, including the Muddy River Poetry Review, the Wales Haiku Journal, The Inflectionist Review and Black Bough Poetry's Deep Time Two Anthology. She was shortlisted for the Haiku Foundation's Touchstone Award in April 2020.

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