In our seventh episode we talk to poet, artist, and educator Erik Fuhrer about erasure poetry and collage, the embodied nature of writing, and ethically incorporating other authors and texts into our work.
You can learn more about Erik on his website and follow him on Twitter @ErikFuhrer.
Texts Mentioned in the Episode
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- The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
- “The Near Transitive Properties of the Political and Poetical: Erasure” by Solmaz Sharif
- A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (Note: A Passage to India was published after The Voyage Out, so disregard Katie’s comment about homage!)
- Don’t Let Me Be Lonely by Claudia Rankine
- Blood Dazzler by Patricia Smith
- “The Second Coming” by W.B. Yeats
- “Prodigal Daughter” by Kamilah Aisha Moon
“There is something I think to be said about…paying attention to your body when it comes time to write…Finding the rhythm.”Erik Fuhrer
“I’m interested in the ways that, especially in erasure but in any kind of poem, intention and randomness overlap or intersect.”Erik Fuhrer
“The world is sliding its back toward Bethlehem, and we are the rough beast, and the falcon is the reason we are still looking.”Erik Fuhrer
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