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American Poets in the 21st Century
Poetics of Social Engagement
Claudia Rankine, ed.; Michael Dowdy, ed.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Acknowledgments
• Introduction by Michael Dowdy
• ROSA ALCALÁ
• Poems
• from
Undocumentaries
• Everybody’s Authenticity
• Job #6
• Autobiography
• from
The Lust of Unsentimental Waters
• Rita Hayworth: Double Agent
• Patria
• from
MyOTHER TONGUE
• Paramour
• Voice Activation
• Dear María
• Poetics Statement
• Poetics of
Not-Mother Tongue
• Rosa Alcalá’s Aesthetics of Alienation, by John Alba Cutler
• BRIAN BLANCHFIELD
• Poems
• from
Not Even Then
• One First Try and Then Another
• If the Blank Outcome in Dominoes Adds a Seventh Side to Dice
• from
A Several World
• According to Herodotus
• Edge of Water, Nimrod Falls, Montana
• Pferd
• Eclogue Onto an Idea
• from series “The History of Ideas, 1973–2012,”
A Several World
• Education
• Ut Pictura Poesis
• Eclogue in Line to View
The Clock by Christian Marclay
• Open House
• Edge of Water, Moiese, Montana
• Poetics Statement
• from “On Abstraction, Permitting Shame, Error and Guilt, Myself the Single Source”
• In the Dark with Brian Blanchfield, by Chris Nealon
• DANIEL BORZUTZKY
• Poems
• from
The Book of Interfering Bodies
• The Book of Interfering Bodies
• from
In the Murmurs of the Rotten Carcass Economy
• Decomposition as Explanation
• Illinois
• from
The Performance of Becoming Human
• Let Light Shine Out of Darkness
• The Performance of Becoming Human
• Poetics Statement
• the continuum: a broken introduction
• Pardon Me Mr. Borzutzky / If, by Kristin Dykstra
• CARMEN GIMÉNEZ SMITH
• Poems
• from
Odalisque in Pieces
• Prepartum
• from
Goodbye, Flicker
• Hungry Office
• Hans Hated Girls
• from
Milk & Filth
(Llorona Soliloquy)
• (And the Mouth Lies Open)
• from “Parts of an Autobiography”
• from
Be Recorder
• from “Post-Identity”
• Poetics Statement
• “The Call for Reversal is Native”: The Paradox of the Mother Tongue in the Work of Carmen Giménez Smith, by Joyelle McSweeney
• ALLISON ADELLE HEDGE COKE
• Poems
• from
Off-Season City Pipe
The Change
• from
Blood Run
Skeletons
• Ghosts
• Skeletons
• from
Streaming
We Were in a World
• America, I Sing You Back
• Poetics Statement
• Quipu: a poetic
• Resurrecting the Serpent, Reactivating Good Earth: Allison Hedge Coke’s
Blood Run, by Chadwick Allen
• CATHY PARK HONG
• Poems
• from
Dance Dance Revolution
• Roles
• from series “St. Petersburg Hotel,”
Dance, Dance Revolution
• 1. Services
• Song That Breaks the World Record
• from
Engine Empire
Ballad in O
• Ballad in A
• Market Forces Are Brighter Than the Sun
• Notorious
• Poetics Statement
• Building Inheritance: Cathy Park Hong’s Social Engagement in the Speculative Age, by Danielle Pafunda
• CHRISTINE HUME
• Poems
• from
Musca Domestica
• A Million Futures of Late
• from
Alaskaphrenia
• Comprehension Questions
• Hume’s Suicide of the External World
• from
Shot
• I Exhume Myself
• Induction
• Poetics Statement
• Hum
• Utter Wilderness: The Poetry of Christine Hume, by Molly Bendall
• BHANU KAPIL
• Poems
• from
The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers
from Incubation: A Space for Monsters
from Humanimal, a Project for Future Children
from Schizophrene
from Ban en Banlieue
Poetics Statement
• Perpetual Writing, Institutional Rupture, and the Performance of No: The Poetics of Bhanu Kapil, by Eunsong Kim
• MAURICIO KILWEIN GUEVARA
• Poems
• from
Postmortem
• Postmortem
• from
Poems of the River Spirit
• A City Prophet Talks to God on the 56C to Hazelwood
• The Easter Revolt Painted on a Tablespoon
• from
Autobiography of So-and-so: Poems in Prose
• Self-Portrait
• Mirror, Mirror
• A Tongue Is a Rope Bridge
• The American Flag
• from
POEMA
• Against Metaphor
• At rest
• Pepenador de palabras
• Poema without hands
• Poetics Statement
• Mauricio Kilwein Guevara’s Scavenger Infrapoetics, by Michael Dowdy
• FRED MOTEN
• Poems
• from
Hughson’s Tavern
Rock the party, fuck the smackdown
• five points, ten points
• from
B Jenkins
• gayl jones
• william parker/fred mcdowell
• frank ramsay/nancy wilson
• from
The Feel Trio
• from
series block chapel
• [whenever I listen to cornelius I think of cecily]
• [welcome to what we took from is the state]
from I ran from it and was still in it
• [I burn communities in shadow, underground, up on the]
• [I often amount to no more than a stylistics. airrion]
• [I am foment. I speak blinglish. at work they call me]
• from
The Little Edges
the gramsci monument
• from
The Service Porch
• it’s not that I want to say
• Poetics Statement
• Sounding the Open Secret: The Poetics of Fred Moten, by Brent Hayes Edwards
• CRAIG SANTOS PEREZ
• Poems
• from
from unincorporated territory [saina]
• from aerial roots
• from aerial roots
• from aerial roots
• from aerial roots
• from aerial roots
• ginen aerial roots
• from aerial roots
• ginen aerial roots
• Poetics Statement
• Tidal Poetics: The Poetry of Craig Santos Perez, by J. Michael Martinez
• BARBARA JANE REYES
• Poems
• from
Poeta en San Francisco
• [objet d’art: exhibition of beauty in art loft victorian claw tub]
• [Kumintang]
• [why choose pilipinas?]
• [why choose pilipinas, remix]
• [galleon prayer]
• [ave maria]
• [prayer to san francisco de asís]
• (āꞋ zhə fīl)
• from
Diwata
The Bamboo’s Insomnia
• Polyglot Incantation
• The Villagers Sing of the Woman Who Becomes a Wave Who Becomes the Water Who Becomes the Wind
• In the City, a New Congregation Finds Her
• Aswang
• Poetics Statement
• To Decenter English
• Acts of Poetry in Troubled Times: Barbara Jane Reyes’s Anticolonial Feminist Voicings, by Martin Joseph Ponce
• ROBERTO TEJADA
• Poems
• from
Exposition Park
• Debris in Pink and Black
• from
Full Foreground
Untitled [Not a word of my surrounding]
• Untitled [Impulse in the great organism of terror]
• from
Why the Assembly Disbanded
• Kill Time Objective
• Poetics Statement
• The Acoustic Uncanny
• Marginal Erotics: Roberto Tejada’s Sexiness, by David Colón
• EDWIN TORRES
• Poems
• from
The PoPedology Of An Ambient Language
Dirtspeech
• The Theorist Has No Samba!
• Barrio/Barrier
• from
Yes Thing No Thing
• Of Natural Disasters And Love
• from
Ameriscopia
• And In Trying
• Viva La Viva
• from “Dome”
• Poetics Statement
• Bodycatch/Mindtrap: No Edge But In Things
• The Us Is Porous: Edwin Torres in Other Words, by Urayoán Noel
• Contributors
• Index

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