I Know a Place

A Place

Hi! I’m down here πŸ˜€

I decided to play with found poetry technique called erasure for my OctoPoWriMo poem today. My inspiration came from Austin Kleon‘s collection of his own blackout poems. Originally, the Found Poetry Review mentioned using Photoshop to create my poem. I don’t have the Photoshop software, so I improvised by using PicMonkey.

This is my first attempt at using PicMonkey to create an erasure or “blackout” poem. What do you think of my technique? Any ideas on what to try next time?

The original poem, “The Four Leafed Clover” was created by Ella Higginson

11 thoughts on “I Know a Place

  1. clothespeggedpat October 5, 2015 — 11:29 pm

    This was a very interesting and enriching experiment that I think you pulled off so very well!

    The presentation is awesome – it really works well – and the lines and flow – well chosen, done, arranged. All in all a great ensemble. πŸ™‚

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  2. Ah … very clever and way cool – last week I created an erasure poem … and couldn’t figure how to upload it … I silly of me! Bravo … and I’ll search for a four-leaf clover too πŸ˜‰

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    1. Working on any type of found poetry project is fun because I get outside of my usual writing routines. Let me know when you make another erasure poem

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      1. Once I find a way to an interesting one! πŸ˜‰

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  3. I say awesome attempt with picmonkey. I have to check this out myself. I like the poem.

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    1. Thank you πŸ˜€ PicMonkey is fun to play with and has good free features (some paid but eh lol)

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      1. πŸ™‚ will check it out.

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  4. I’m a huge fan of erasure poetry. And your poem. The presentation is gorgeous. Well done!

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    1. Thank you πŸ˜€ I love all kinds of found poetry techniques. Have you checked out the Found Poetry Review? They have so many kinds of ways to play with found text πŸ˜€


  5. I love it! Visually and audibly it beautiful.Well done, you!

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