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Group Erasure Creation

  • Chase Public 1569 Chase Ave Cincinnati, OH, 45223 (map)

Erasure -- is a form of found poetry or found art created by erasing words from an existing text in prose or verse and framing the result on the page as a poem. The results can be allowed to stand in situ or they can be arranged into lines and/or stanzas. Erasure is a way to give an existing piece of writing a new set of meanings, questions, or suggestions. It lessens the trace of authorship but requires purposeful decision making. What does one want done to the original text? Does a gesture celebrate, denigrate, subvert, or efface the source completely? One can erase intuitively by focusing on musical and thematic elements or systematically by following a specific process regardless of the outcome.

So, let's make a really big one together. 

Join us at chase public- we will have a couple of 8x4 boards covered with source material and the assembled team (open to any and all) will give the old words a new creative life. Markers provided. Let's see what we come up with?