Books of Erasure Now Available


Selectively painting over much of a forgotten nineteenth-century book, Ruefle's ninth publication brings new meaning to an old story. What remains visible is delicate poetry: artfully rendered, haunted by its former self, yet completely new.

NETS by Jen Bervin

In Nets, poet and artist Jen Bervin strips Shakespeare's sonnets "bare to the nets," chiseling away at the familiar lines to reveal surprising new poems, while pointing obliquely at the unavoidably intertextual ground of writing.

[where late the sweet] BIRDS SANG by Stephen Ratcliffe

"...a writing through of Shakespeare’s sonnets, which seems to have been partially erased.[4] For each sonnet, only a few words appear where they appeared in Shakespeare’s texts, so that it seems that the rest of Shakespeare’s poem was deleted." --Vincent Broqua Jacket2

RADI OS by Ronald Johnson

First published in 1977, Ronald Johnson's Radi os revises the first four books of Paradise Lost by excising words, discovering a modern and visionary poem within the seventeenth-century text.

A HUMUMENT by Tom Phillips

A HUMUMENT is a treated book by British artist Tom Phillips based on the Victorian novel 'A Human Document' by W.H. Mallock.