“3 Secrets”

Our Found in the Public Domain special series continues with “3 Secrets” by M. A. Scott, an erasure from Chapter 14—entitled “Secrets”—of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1868/9).

About the poem and its composition M. A. says:

“‘3 Secrets’ is a kind of compressed erasure, generated from Chapter 14 of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.  My process was to loosely scan the chapter for interesting words or phrases that would trigger a direction for the poem.  I then went back through the text treating it as a word search puzzle to string together new meaning across the pages.  This poem is part of an ongoing project of found poems using books I read decades ago as source material.”