Erasures

An erasure is a new text made by erasing parts of an existing text. It is a way of creating with words by taking words away instead of using new words. I first learned about erasures from reading Mary Ruefle. Source material is noted except where my own texts were used.

parts not clear
instincts of the herd
strange sea creatures
city of health
draining
every morning
talking
wonderland
nihilist manifesto
the quiet, the quiet
r___ed f__ling
measure for a loner, erased
Part II of The Last Man erasure
Part I of The Last Man erasure
the deceased
no-fuss justice coupon plans: some thoughts
vacu____ous__
now hiring: _ro___t_di__ctor
bl_____eet_
t_en_an__t
__bra_i_n
fa__i_ t_l_
pr___ac___ __ark__s
gel____o__
flare trigger
g___ling
surface skater
r_i___fe, __t____ic
your listless eyes
3:33 redux
d = rt erasure
o quiet moss erasure
the vagulator’s erasure

book of thoughts: an ongoing erasure project

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  1. You could do erasure indefinitely.

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    • True. Some people have used the same text for years. That’s part of what intrigues me about it.

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