“no walk, no work”

I’d like to carve out a place for my own writing in-between literature and visual arts. Erasure poetry, which I have posted on lately, is such an in-between art form. Some call it conceptual writing, which might be a good term, but to me it’s also problematic, because today conceptual art is almost drowned in…

The Nature of Erasure

All poetry is fragment: it is shaped by its breakages, at every turn. It is the very art of turnings, toward the white frame of the page, toward the unsung, toward the vacancy made visible, that wordlessness in which our words are couched. Heather McHugh One of the things which really fascinate me about erasure…

Darkness

I’m an explorer, discovering a kind of poetry I had no idea existed! Today I came upon Yedda Morrison. Yedda Morrison is an American writer & visual artist. I discovered her work through The Poetry Foundation. If you are interested in erasure poetry listen to this! Darkness is my attempt at a linguistic excision of…

The unconventional world of Mary Ruefle

Apropos my investigation into form; today I’d like to share this great post from Gwarlingo: Mary Ruefle: I have resisted formal poetry my whole life, but at last found a form I can’t resist. It is like writing with my eyes instead of my hands. Ruefle is one of today’s most admired practitioners of erasure…