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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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Bio: Sarah-Jane's work is inspired by fairytales, nature, psychogeography and surrealism. She uses bricolage to explore the space between real and imagined; creating alternative narratives as small acts of resistance. Sarah-Jane's work can be seen in various journals, including Waxwing Literary Journal, Petrichor, Sugar House Review (Sugar Suites), Thrush Journal and Iron Horse Literary Review. You can find her on Twitter @Sarahjfc or on her website at

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