Create an erasure poem using the Emerge App, or contribute to a growing Thread community poem.

Create an
Emerge Poem

Create an erasure poem using the Traveling Stanzas Emerge App.

In the Emerge Library, you will find diverse texts and documents chosen to reflect different aspects of grief and praise within the context of the pandemic and our collective journey through this time. Explore these voices—from Sojourner Truth to Vincent Van Gogh—and create your own erasure poem or poems.


Contribute to the Thread Community Poem

Contribute to a growing community poem using the Thread App.


Traveling Stanzas community arts projects bring poetry to people’s everyday lives through innovative methods and digital platforms.

Thanks to the Edouard Foundation for providing funding for this project.

“Past Life with Wooly Mammoth” and “Petroglyph: The Drylands” from Pictograph by Melissa Kwasny. Copyright © 2015 by Melissa Kwasny. Used by permission of Milkweed Editions.

“Beyond”, from AN AMERICAN SUNRISE: POEMS by Joy Harjo. Copyright © 2019 by Joy Harjo.
Used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Excerpt from The Lost Journals of Sacajewea by
Debra Magpie Earling; Copyright © 2010, illustrated by Peter Rutledge Koch
Berkeley, CA: Editions Koch, reprint forthcoming  from Milkweed Editions, 2022