Second prize winner of the 3rd Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest.
Get your Indian blanket from the shop ’round the corner. They sent us thousands. Grey on one side, the other different, woven from ground psalms and iniquity, still warm. Kind of thin, but pretty.
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 3rd Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest, we posted an excerpt from a prose poem, Cottonopolis, by Rachel Lebowitz.