Expanding on the centuries old technique of erasure poetry, Emerge is a playful tool for creating found poetry out of articles, speeches, quotes, books, and more. Emerge was created by the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University.
Emerge approaches poetry from a different angle, eliminating the blank page. Start by finding a collection you’re interested in, and select a text to read and create with.
Click words to make them Emerge from the text. Consider how your poem is a reflection on the original text, and respond through the creation of your poem.
Join the Emerge community by sharing your found poems. Get inspired by viewing other members’ poems.