E-Lit example for Visibility: Girls Day Out

Girls Day Out by Kerry Lawrynovicz

Author description: This is a work in Flash format. It contains three separate but related sections: the title prose poem, “Girls’ Day Out”; the author’s note on the poem; and “Shards,” a poem composed from phrases found in articles in the Houston Chronicle that covered the events that inspired the poem.

This is a very descriptive story through words but uses few photos. This is an understandable technique since the purpose of this piece is to commemorate the deaths of four girls/ women on land that the author had a connection to. Pictures of dead girls would probably not go over too well with the public. Instead, the author gives us bits from the police report which works equally well to convey the gruesome qualities of the murders. This allows for an imaginative visual process.