As fans of erasure poetry (find out more about this art form at and, Silver Birch Press is accepting submissions of poems that use the writing of Beat authors as source material. For examples of erasure poetry, see this link. If you’d like to participate — and see your work on this blog, here’s the scoop.

1. Select a page from the work of a Beat author (poetry or prose).

2. Photocopy the page, then mark out, white out, circle, or in some other way (see examples), eliminate some of the words. The remaining words constitute your Beat Erasure Poem.

3. Scan (or take a photo of) your marked-up copy and create a PDF or JPG file.

4. Create a separate typed version in MSWord or in an email.

5. Send an email with your erasure poetry to along with your name, contact information, and the Title, edition, and page number of the book.

PHOTO: Jack Kerouac times two.