Adam Soldofsky’s The Blind Swordsman Poems

Friend and former contributor to Paperbag Adam Soldofsky has been up to some interesting work lately, not the least of which is his current Tumblr project. A series of short poems built on screenshots with and without subtitles from a classic samurai film, Soldofsky is proving the value of ekphrasis, erasure, and visual poetry all at once.

But then again, as a lifelong admirer of Zatoichi, I could be biased.

Check out Adam’s poems out over at


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