Poetry. Edited by Jennifer Bartlett, Sheila Black, and Michael Northen. The anthology provides an understanding of the history and contemporary vitality of the poetry and poetics of the non-normative body. Three sections—"Foremothers and Forefathers," "The Disability Poetics Movement," and "A Language of New Embodiment"—gather the poems and statements on poetics together in a meaningful whole.
Contributors are Jennifer Bartlett, Sheila Black, Norma Cole, John Lee Clark, Michael Davidson, Amber DiPietra, Kara Dorris, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Robert Fagan, Jim Ferris, Kenny Fries, Lisa Gill, C. S. Giscombe, Ona Gritz, Gretchen Henderson, Laura Hershey, Cynthia Hogue, Anne Kaier, Petra Kuppers, Stephen Kuusisto, Laurie Clements Lambeth, Alex Lemon, Denise Leto, Raymond Luczak, Bernadette Mayer, Rusty Morrison, Michael Northen, Danielle Pafunda, Susan Schweik, Hal Sirowitz, Ellen McGrath Smith, Dan Simpson, Brian Teare, Jillian Weise, Kathi Wolfe, and David Wolach.
Sheila Black is a poet and children's book writer.
Disability activist Jennifer Bartlett is a poet and critic with roots in the Language school.
Michael Northen is a poet and the editor of Wordgathering: A Journal of Poetics and Disability.
Reviews and Other Links
Publishers Weekly starred review
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Joe Vastano @ Front Porch Journal