Erase-Transform

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My collage/poem “The Alternate Inaugural Address 2017” is up at the ERASE-TRANSFORM Poetry Project:  “Beginning with the inauguration speech, we seek submissions that take that rhetoric and draw out life-affirming poetry.”

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I printed out Trump’s inaugural speech and cut up all the words and put them in an envelope, selecting nine words to use for my poem.

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The rest of the words I glued randomly in an overlapping spiral around a photo of the stars.

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In the center I collaged the speech I wish had been given that day.

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You can read more about the project and submit your own transformed speeches here.  And do read some of the other wonderful spirit-lifting poetic speeches that have been submitted.

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My thanks to editor Kelly Lenox for printing my poem/collage.  And thanks to Trish Hopkinson for her post about the project (and all the wonderful information she gathers for writers on her blog).

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22 responses to “Erase-Transform”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    Wow–I love this idea, your poem, your hopes, and your collage.
    Yes, to hope, dreams, and love.
    (And to tearing up the bombast.) 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sharon Mann says :

    Your collage/words speak for me as well. Thank you for posting Kerfe.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Susan Feniak says :

    Well done Kerfe ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. rivrvlogr says :

    You’ve erased with a great transformation.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Jodi says :

    So awesome!!! Love this idea! That took some time!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jill Kuhn says :

    Hope, dream and love – sounds like words we could all hear each day! Amazing how this turned out!! 😃 Well-done Kerfe!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. davisbrotherlylove says :

    Brilliant! Congratulations, Kerfe.

    Liked by 1 person

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