This presentation was used as part of "A Poetry of Absence: Creating Erasure Poems," a workshop taught by Julie Judkins at 826michigan to 12 -16 year olds.
Course description: "Interested in writing poetry but not sure where to find the words? Take a page from our book! In this workshop we’ll experiment with “erasure poetry,” where words on a printed page (newspaper, discarded book page) are crossed out until the ones remaining form a brand new work: your poem! We’ll look at the history of the art form, discuss techniques, and then uncap our permanent markers and try it for ourselves."
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