This post is part of a series of weekly found poetry prompts. If you have an idea for a found poetry source, email Senior Poetry Editor Beth Ayer. Above image by East Branch of the Dayton Metro Library (flickr).
I doubt that any of us would be writing poetry today without access to literature growing up. So this week, we celebrate the freedom to read with a poetry prompt in honor of Banned Books Week. Consult the list of most commonly banned books and select a beloved title (doesn’t necessarily have to be Beloved, although that’s on there). Here is a list of 14 banned /censored books that are available free online.
Turn to page 84 and create an erasure poem from that page. Please share your source text and poem in the comments.