Self-portrait as Wikipedia Entry

Self-portrait as Wikipedia Entry

Book - 2017
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""By writing honestly about the difficulties of self-representation, Rader represents himself as a writer who cares deeply about his audience and his craft." -ZYZZYVA "Rader's poetry asks how to be an artist in a nation founded on and still struggling with the demand for representation and what poetry as a medium means in an era of representational sprawl." -Jacket Wikipedia articles are never finalized. In Dean Rader's energized and inventive new book, the poet considers identity of self and society as a Wikipedia page-sculpted and transformed by the ever-present push and pull of politics, culture, and unseen forces. And, in the case of Rader, how identity can be affected by the likes of Paul Klee's paintings and the characters from the children's stories about Frog and Toad. Rader's cagey voice is full of humor and inquiry, warmly inviting readers to fully participate in the creation. From How We Survive: A Tryptich: This afternoon I took a nap wearing a costume that looks just like me. Inside it I felt like another person who happened to know so many things about me, like my preference for almonds over cashews, how sometimes, when I am in a strange room, I imagine hopping from one piece of furniture to the next. Born in Oklahoma, Dean Rader has published in the fields of poetry, American Indian studies, and popular culture. He is a professor of English at the University of San Francisco, and writes regularly on literature and politics for The San Francisco Chronicle"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Port Townsend, Washington :, Copper Canyon Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781556595080
1556595085
Call Number: 811.6 R117s
Characteristics: x, 122 pages ; 23 cm

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