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By Kate Hall November 25, 2021

Erasure Poetry Project

These erasure poems were created from an assignment done in the classes of ENG 101: Effective Reading and Writing sections 41 and 42. Students took texts that were bound for recycling: books that were broken, or discarded. Using pages from these texts students made original poems by choosing certain words and phrases and obscuring the rest of the original text, leaving only their chosen text visible. In this way the erasure poems become points of intersection between the original author and the reader who is in turn the selector and composer of text. Something new is made from this intersection of writer and reader, and the line between the two is blurred. As well, something bound for recycling is given new life.

Kate Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the author

Ameila Campanelli is a first year student in the Psychology program; Christina Maronitis is a first year student in Nursing; Cosomo Nicita is a first year student in Business Management and Accounting; Doria Louahem M'Sabah is a first year student in the Health Sciences program; Gina D'Ambrosio is a first year student in the Social Sciences program; Melia Bergamin is a first year Commerce student; and Yesha Patel is a first year Psychology student.

Kate Hall teaches in the English department.

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