Poetry: We Have Always Lived
A Halloween Erasure of Shirley Jackson’s “We Have Always Lived in the Castle”
It’s my favorite day of the year, so I thought I’d share a poem from my back catalogue of published work. This poem is an erasure/blackout of Shirley Jackson’s book We Have Always Lived in the Castle.
In case you’re unaware of this form, erasures are a type of found poetry where you “erase” words from a found text and the words left behind form a poem.
WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED
Happy Halloween! For more spooky poems, check out my website or the following poems on Medium:
This poem originally appeared in Zoetic Press Nonbinary Review, Issue#15 (November 2017).