"Erasurist, Erik Fuhrer, in his Voyage Out Sonnets, is part vivisectionist, part misprisionist. In surgically erasing Virginia Woolf’s A Voyage Out, Fuhrer augments the canon of great erasurists dating back to the Dadaists. A palimpsest of memento mori collages in noir serve as VOS’ metadata for this book. Fuhrer’s VOS is erasure’s crescendo."

—Daniel Y. Harris

"Fuhrer has a distinctive ability to cull wonder, humor, ache, in a single line. Each sonnet takes us on a journey not only through the imagery and action, but through the texture and rhythm that mirror the motion of the water, connecting the original text and Fuhrer’s alchemical parallel world. Reality becomes fragmentary, bodies function only in parts. Surprising, searing, playful, heartbreaking - this is a realm you’ll want to continue to discover forever, 'drawing love from hollows of days.'”

—Susanna Velarde Covarrubias

"Inspired by Woolf’s first novel, The Voyage Out, precisely to cut her words loose from any settled meanings, Erik Fuhrer’s VOS shimmers with the multiplicity and plasticity of language. The result is a remarkable series of poems that assemble human and nonhuman (as well as what Fuhrer calls ‘Honestly inhuman’) life in playful, strange, intimate and often surreal arrangements."

—Derek Ryan

VOS (Yavanika Press, 2019)

An erasure of Virginia Woolf's A Voyage Out, with a forward by Dr. Laci Mattison

Text and digital collages by Erik Fuhrer, cover image by Kimberly Androlowicz

Cover for Fuhrer's collection of poetic erasures. Red and yellow wedges and red scribbles on a blue background.

"Erasurist, Erik Fuhrer, in his Voyage Out Sonnets, is part vivisectionist, part misprisionist. In surgically erasing Virginia Woolf’s A Voyage Out, Fuhrer augments the canon of great erasurists dating back to the Dadaists. A palimpsest of memento mori collages in noir serve as VOS’ metadata for this book. Fuhrer’s VOS is erasure’s crescendo."

—Daniel Y. Harris, Editor-in-Chief of X-Peri

Sample Digital Collages by Erik Fuhrer

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South Bend, IN

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