Driftwood Seminar Series
Erasure Poetry Seminar
Driftwood Press is excited to hold a yearly Erasure Poetry Seminar, the first in a series of online craft classes that we're offering! This seminar is a five-week, in-depth look at the history, practice, and importance of erasure poetry.
Each week, students receive a video lesson from the course instructor, multiple tailor-made writing prompts, and detailed feedback on their writing. In addition, students also have access to a class-only Facebook group where work can be shared and a Youtube channel where course materials will be available ad nauseum to class members. Those who take the class also receive a copy of the wonderful erasure collection A Little White Shadow (by Mary Ruefle), shipped directly to them. The course will culminate in a Showcase Booklet of students’ erasure poems available for free on Driftwood’s website and shared through our social media!
To see the 2018 showcase booklet, a compilation of many of our students' hard work during the seminar, please click the image on the right.
About the instructor: Jerrod Schwarz teaches creative writing at the University of Tampa. His erasure poetry has been published in PANK, Entropy, Poets Reading the News, and the Plath Project; his erasure work has been featured in places like New Republic and Poetry Foundation. He has lectured extensively about the topic of erasure/found poetry to both undergraduate and graduate students. His erasure poetry is forthcoming from ABRAMS Books, Ctrl + V, and Thimble Magazine.