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What's it called? Beauty is a verb : the new poetry of disability / edited by Jennifer Bartlett, Sheila Black, and Michael Northen.
Who published it? El Paso, TX : Cinco Puntos Press, c2011.
Edition info! 1st ed.
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 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  811.608092 Bea  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 383 p. ; 23 cm.
What's it about? Beauty is a Verb is the first of its kind: a high-quality anthology of poetry by American poets with physical disabilities. Poems and essays alike consider how poetry, coupled with the experience of disability, speaks to the poetics of each poet included. The collection explores first the precursors whose poems had a complex (and sometimes absent) relationship with disability, such as Vassar Miller, Larry Eigner, and Josephine Miles. It continues with poets who have generated the Crip Poetics Movement, such as Petra Kuppers, Kenny Fries, and Jim Ferris. Finally, the collection explores the work of poets who don't necessarily subscribe to the identity of "crip-poetics" and have never before been published in this exact context. These poets include Bernadette Mayer, Rusty Morrison, Cynthia Hogue, and C.S. Giscombe. The book crosses poetry movements--from narrative to language poetry--and speaks to and about a number of disabilities including cerebral palsy, deafness, blindness, multiple sclerosis, and aphasia due to stroke, among others.
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references.
Helpful subjects! People with disabilities, Writings of, American.
American poetry -- 21st century.
American poetry -- 20th century.
People with disabilities -- Poetry.
More people who helped! Bartlett, Jennifer, 1969-
Black, Sheila (Sheila Fiona)
Northen, Michael, 1946-
Special numbers! 9781935955054 (pbk.)
1935955055 (pbk.)
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