Silver Birch Press is seeking  Valentine’s Day Erasure Poetry based on page 214 from a book of the poet’s choice — interpret “Valentine’s Day” as you will (love, romance, or other thoughts on the day, but nothing x-rated or raw). Find out more about erasure poetry at and


In honor of Valentine’s Day, Silver Birch Press is accepting submissions of erasure poems based on page 214 from a book of your choice. For examples of erasure poetry, see this link.

1. Select a book and turn to page 214 (in honor of Valentine’s Day, 2/14!).

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 Valentine’s Day Erasure Poem.

3. Give your poem a title.

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

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

6. Send an email with your erasure poetry to along with your name, contact information, one-paragraph bio, and the Title, edition, and page number of the book.

DEADLINE: January 4, 2014

All poems will be featured on the Silver Birch Press blog — and possibly in a printed collection.