Erasure Pieces

Dever Elementary’s 7th grade classes all tried out the same exercise this week, a poem category new to us all, erasure. Erasure poetry is a type of poetry that transforms prose writing into poetry. After reading Mir in Ukraine by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach we discussed poetry as activism and then we took different types of articles ranging in subjects and we erased.

Carteno’s Class:

Layla C.

Joel V.



Vivian C.


Szymon D.


Sherfinski’s Class:

Dashiah A.

Xavier R.

Ella G. 



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.