Images and artist’s statement by Lily Iervasi
This piece was originally published in ‘Memento Mori’, Bossy’s 2021 print edition.
I started creating blackout poetry in 2012. It involves taking a piece of text and turning
it into something that can be read in a new light. I choose books or newspapers that
people have discarded, and work within the parameters of the page to evoke a new
feeling. This series was created from Stephenie Meyer’s New Moon (2006).