Contested Records

The Turn to Documents in Contemporary North American Poetry

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University Of Iowa Press
Nonfiction (Adult) , Poetry
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Description

Why have so many contemporary poets turned to source material, from newspapers to governmental records, as inspiration for their poetry? How can citational poems offer a means of social engagement? ...

Advance Praise

“This book is a much-needed and well-researched historical overview of the large field and expanded field of what Michael Leong calls ‘documental’ poetry. As he patiently sorts through the noise that...