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To make an Extreme Erasure: State of the Union Haiku, you can download the text of the 2018 State of the Union Address from the White House.
Those of a scientific persuasion might enjoy the annotated text from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, which includes links to scientific reports related to different statements in the text.
We will still accept erasure poems from the inaugural speech, which may also be downloaded from the White House website.
We are interested in submissions that present your chosen words in traditional poem format, as well as more visually-oriented approaches. In either case, files should be smaller than 2 MB.
For text poems, please send in .doc, .txt, or .rtf formats.
For visual poems, please send your file in in .jpg format.
Attach your poem to an email that includes your name, mailing address, and a brief bio.
Send it to: erase.transform <at> gmail <dot> com