The art of erasure is the wonderful visual portrayal of the process of losing words in order to find the words you really want.


These pictures of poetry are Austin Kleon’s,  a poet who takes the daily newspaper and just blacks out the majority of the article, leaving just the poetry. Alternatively, other poets use this technique on books of poetry, or they superimpose an image onto the page, allowing only the poetry to stand out as legible. So go on – take a black marker and put that morning paper to good use!

Link to Austin Kleon –