I’ve been working on a new erasure poem. Erasure seems to be a very popular technique these days, and I wanted to see how far I could take it. So here’s Z:En, a erasure poem based on Friedrich Nietzsche’s Also sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch fuer Alle und Keinen.
I wrote a poem in my head while in the shower, but then I forgot it. The memory of the poem’s brief existence is for sale for $5,000. You’re getting a bargain; I forget poems all the time, but I rarely put them up for sale.