November Nineteenth [On Erasure]

This erasure is from Donald Culross Peattie’s An Almanac for Moderns, a book of daily essays on the natural world written in the Midwest and published in 1935. Moore uses the book as part of a daily erasure practice, erasing the correspondent day and seeking to radically transform Peattie’s meditations, dramatically shifting the topic and focus of the original entries.

Peattie, Donald Culross. An Almanac for Moderns. Editions for the Armed Services, 1935.


Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore's poetry has appeared in ZZYZVA, Cream City Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Best New Poets, and Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting, and her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The Baltimore Review and Hippocampus Magazine. She is the recipient of writing awards from The Writing Salon, Brush Creek Arts Foundation, and The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. She is a contributing poetry editor at Women’s Voices for Change, a board member for the Marin Poetry Center, and 2019 Fellow at The Writers Grotto. She is a high school teacher and lives by the beach in San Francisco with her husband and daughter.


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