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Visual Poetry & Erasure

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

By September 18th, 2020No Comments

Oct 22: Designer

This is a found poem. Text from Rice, Anne. Exit to Eden. New York: Harper Collins, 1985. Print. Pages 134-138.



Erasure of Vanity’s Stage Directions from the Purple Rain Script (pages 1-16)

Screenplay by Albert Magnoli, 1984.





Jennifer MacBain-Stephens went to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and now lives in Iowa where she likes to rock climb. She is the author of four full length poetry collections and twelve chapbooks. Her chapbook Teeth Have a Hardness Scale of 5 is forthcoming from Sputnik and Fizzle Press and her chapbook The Female Citizens of Sunshine Nation Face off With Light Sucking Demons is recently out from Grey Book Press. Recent work can be seen at or is forthcoming from The Pinch, Cleaver, Yalobusha Review, Zone 3, and Grist. She also hosts an indie reading series sponsored by the non-profit organization Iowa City Poetry called Today You Are Perfect. Find her online at