9: The Life of the Tattooed (Remix)

For my remix, I found a text onĀ The Public Domain Review titled “The Life of James F. O’Connell the Tattooed Man”. The text was an autobiographical account of O’Connell’s travels before he joined P.T. Barnum’s freak show in the 1800s; I decided to make an erasure poem that made it a bit more eerie. The audience I had in mind for this would be anyone who’s interested in the poem and, by having the audio, the poem is more accessible for those with visual impairments. I could see this circulating via social media. It could also be included on websites such as erasures.wavepoetry.com, as an example of an erasure/blackout poem.