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Beauty is a verb : the new poetry of disability / edited by Jennifer Bartlett, Sheila Black, and Michael Northen.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781935955054 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1935955055 (pbk.)
  • Description: 383 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: El Paso, TX : Cinco Puntos Press, c2011.

Available copies

  • 2 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 811.6/Beauty (Text to phone) Available -
Gordon College Lobby New Book PS 591 .D57 B43 2011 (Text to phone) Available -

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Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bartlett, Jennifer, 1969- (Added Author). Black, Sheila (Sheila Fiona) (Added Author). Northen, Michael, 1946- (Added Author).

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