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Irony + political expression

I want to think about irony, as it appears in Marylin Chin’s poetry and Dorothy Wang’s analysis, with regard to choice and choosing or not choosing politicization. Choice politics and political choice operate on multiple levels in this general context. … Continue reading

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Queer(y)ing Parody

I found Dorothy Wang’s discussion of parody a useful framework for approaching John Yau’s Genghis Chan poems. It was a little dizzying to read so many different scholastic accounts of parody, but the key points which struck me were Hutcheon’s definition of parody … Continue reading

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Imaginary Translations

In the preface of Thinking Its Presence, Dorothy Wang wrote that poetry written by poets of color is a “testing of beliefs.” Their work (in itself) is in contrast to established belief systems and ideas about what the work of the “minority poet” should … Continue reading

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Thank You Dorothy Wang

YES—language is always contextual. And YES—people, too, are always contextual. And YES YES— when people use language, it’s worth our time, energy, and love to consider the relationship between these contexts. Thank you Dorothy Wang for showing us what this … Continue reading

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The Skin of Experimental Poetry & Bodies of Resistance

“Experimental poetry” often foregrounds form as its core site of play. In emphasizing this skin of poetry as merely language or surface, a number of white poets and white-centered institutions of poetry have escaped discourses of the body and racial … Continue reading

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