What is an
Emerge Poem?

Expanding on the centuries old technique of “erasure” poetry, Emerge prompts users to write poetry using seminal texts as inspiration with a focus on reflection on the original text and response through creation of a poem.

how to use this page

Select a text to create an Emerge poem from below. Click the button to open the document, then print them out. Select the words to keep from the article, and color over, erase, or blackout the rest to keep your poem. 

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The Sculptor


by William Donohue Ellis

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In Better
Health

by Dan Bobkoff

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Cuyahoga—An American Heritage River

by Cuyahoga River Restoration

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President William Jefferson Clinton Designates America’s Heritage Rivers

by William Jefferson Clinton

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The Cuyahoga River: A Manual for the Environmental Study of a Real System (1970)

by Unknown

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Encyclopedia of Cleveland History (CWRU)


by Case Western Reserve