The language births a new meaning and a brand new poem is brought into the world. This is what makes erasure poetry so great; it finds new meaning in the original source text rather than completely steer away from it entirely.
The raw energy that flows from these lines are amazingly powerful, and to borrow from Armantrout herself, drag reader in, our breath taken away evoking a sense of breathlessness from the short sentences.
In Life on Mars, Tracy K. Smith takes us on a journey through the stars in search of solace from grief, all the while contemplating the grandness of the universe while still keeping the poems exquisitely crafted throughout the book.
Poetry and art are being hinged together by Carson and Anno to create what Carson explained to be a book about sleep. The 59-part series of poems focuses on Albertine Simone…