Talking Back to the Canon: Erasure Poetry and Pizza

As part of New Zealand's National Poetry Day on Friday 24 August, Catherine Trundle from Cultural Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington is hosting a free workshop to create erasure poems out of famous anthropology texts throughout history.


What potential does poetry hold for transforming academic knowledge and writing? This free workshop is open to all university staff and students as well as the public. Organizers will provide copies of pages from famous anthropology texts throughout history, and attendees will be able to erase, argue with and transform the texts into new, unexpected and subversive meanings.

Erasure poetry is accessible and fun, and no experience in poetry writing is required. After creating poems, we’ll make a pop up exhibit and free pizza will be available.

All are welcome, and all supplies provided. You can bring your own academic text to erase if you wish.

To register for this free event, email:

Date: Friday 24 August 2018
Time: 4-6pm
Venue: Room AM 101, Victoria University of Wellington's Kelburn Campus

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