Jill Khoury

Philosophy

           with

 

the visually

impaired

the goal

is

 they do not dwell on

their loss

and

overcome

impairment, function at   optimum

 

 

social                                                                                                                             mandates

 

 

the maximal use of vision

 

to                                    fulfill

a

classification

 

the actual damage

can be

 

arbitrary

 

*Source text for this erasure: Jose, Randall T., Ed. Understanding Low Vision. American Foundation for the Blind, 1983, p. 62.


Substitute for Ego

 

lack of sight diminishes the ability to

test reality                                 instead

                        i                            turn to fantasy

 

impressions

 

substitute for

 

what is happening

 

 

 

 

conflict

not speaking in the first person

tense                                                              feelings

hidden agenda

 

 

 

 

A successful interaction

requires

 

confrontation

 

 

*Source text for this erasure: Jose, Randall T., Ed. Understanding Low Vision. American Foundation for the Blind, 1983, p. 51.


Jill Khoury is interested in the intersection of poetry, visual art, gender, and disability. She holds an MFA from The Ohio State University and edits Rogue Agent, a journal of embodied poetry and art. She has written two chapbooks—Borrowed Bodies (Pudding House, 2009) and Chance Operations (Paper Nautilus, 2016). Her debut full-length collection, Suites for the Modern Dancer, was released in 2016 from Sundress Publications. Find her at jillkhoury.com.


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