Erasure Con­test Win­ners

Win­ners of the 2017 Oc­ca­sional Geist Erasure Con­test

Geist - - Erasure Poetry -

1ST PRIZE tin­der bio

I’m great.

I’d rather not die alone.

I’m slow to im­prove. I don’t party.

I have a rat and two cacti. All are named Don.

I don’t get high and I floss nightly so don’t worry about that.

I can count to eleven in Por­tuguese

FYI.

I kiss with vigour. Sex is cool.

If you want to grab a drink I’m down ;) Cara Schac­ter lives and tin­ders in Toronto. Her poem “Please Play Again” was pub­lished in Geist 106, and her post­card story “Hum­mus” was long-listed for the 12th An­nual Geist Lit­eral Lit­er­ary Post­card Story Con­test.

2ND PRIZE un­der­cover re­port on the fixer at phar­maloot

Sir—

He, from re­port alone was not slow and with char­ac­ter­is­tics which led him to qual­ify

se­cretly.

Ac­cord­ing to him the original fails, they ship some­thing blue in­stead, throw over

in se­cret di­rect and sub­se­quent blame.

The main im­pres­sions chart as pas­sion, ca­pac­ity’s force tinged by choices

in se­cret.

He tows in wealth, nine­teen times out of twenty a mass of ma­te­rial sub­stan­tial in­deed in se­cret se­ri­ous harm. Rose Maloukis is a poet and vis­ual artist. Her po­etry was short­listed for the 2015 Mon­treal In­ter­na­tional Po­etry Prize and two po­ems were re­cently pub­lished in Is­sue #105 of Ma­trix. She lives in Mon­treal.

3RD PRIZE an­thro­pocene i

Knowl­edge is the silken ob­ject we adore. When, how­ever, we lose sight of the original, we lament, dear, that the world should leave so dis­pas­sion­ately! It is then that na­ture feels empty; and we fol­low, ashamed—di­vested of this earth, mere crea­tures look back with re­gret to that real beauty.

Sue Sin­clair’s most re­cent col­lec­tion of po­etry, Heaven's Thieves (Brick Books), won the 2017 Pat Lowther Award. She teaches cre­ative writ­ing at the Univer­sity of New Brunswick.

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