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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 119–121.
Published: 01 March 2014
...José Esteban Muñoz This piece reflects on two orders of the poetic event. On one hand, it describes Fred Moten’s reading of the poem “the gramsci monument” at the public art project of the same name. On the other, it meditates on the event that the poem registers, or the general antagonism of the...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 181–191.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas This piece is a poem assembled from SMS texts, e-mails, letters, book dedications, and notes authored by José Esteban Muñoz and sent over the course of several years to some of his close friends and collaborators. An introduction to the piece suggests how the assemblage might...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 113–117.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Julietta Singh This poetic series in nine parts attunes to the subject’s complex and abiding attachment to the object. The unfixed voices of these poems subtly shift across the series, from subject to object to yet a third “social” position. The poems move through a queer temporality in which the...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 135.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anna McCarthy A short poem about the automation of thought. ©2016 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 2016 tools content digital humanities This is a poem that builds itself using tools that build new tools. Renumbering. Remembering. New tools that know what poems...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 125.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Solmaz Sharif A poem. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 poetry sign reading CHOOSE LIFE sign reading SOLVE THE WATER CRISIS sign reading WARNING UNEXPLODED SHELLS sign reading DATE SHAKES which did not mean as we guessed shaking the palm trees until the dates fell but what...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 127–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Fady Joudah Medical anthropology poem. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 poetry That syphilis leads to deafness isn’t enough for Beethoven to have died of it. There’s Baudelaire and Nietzsche’s tempo, or did Emily Dickinson suffer from seizures? Did Muhammad? If so was...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 129.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Fady Joudah Medical anthropology poem. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 poetry professor who ran the anatomy department and was a preacher’s son. You were an ex-preacher yourself, abandoned the cloth after you divorced your wife and married your lover. Thank you for your hands...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 91–93.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group A collaboratively written prose poem about failure. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 bodies collectivity failure There is a little secret about normal: most people aren’t. Most people break the rules, most people deviate from the script, most...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 107–112.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group A collaboratively written prose poem about activism and feelings. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 affect collectivity hopelessness joy mood You go to the protest; there are pink pussy hats everywhere; you feel excited for new people. And...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Erin Trapp This article provides a reading of the nonhuman world registered in Dunya Mikhail’s poem Diary of a Wave outside the Sea . While human rights poetry traditionally assembles a poetics of witnessing or mourning and focuses on the construction of the human person, this reading of Mikhail’s...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 31–38.
Published: 01 September 2002
... critical dissent. I had been exploring the postcolonial novel as a literary form engaged in social critique. Reading Meena Alexander’s Illiterate Heart in the months following the devastation made me reflect on the place of the lyric poem in the public sphere. What were the possibilities of this...
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Social Text (1 March 2004) 22 (1 (78)): 103–122.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Tagore prose poem, The Flute, and the same literary debates in 1930s Bengal between younger poets and Tagore that form the backdrop for “Sahitye Aitihasikata.”17 Chakrabarty, in his analysis of The Flute, fails to carry the argument to Eliot; a study of Eliot’s Gerontion alongside Tagore’s Flute...
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Social Text (1 June 2000) 18 (2 (63)): np.
Published: 01 June 2000
... and Other Poems, is forthcoming from Third Woman Press. She is developing a fic- tion feature-length film, “Divine Intervention,” and is completing a book of essays titled “Jennifer’s Butt and Other Essays by Request.” Annalee Newitz is a freelance...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): np.
Published: 01 September 2002
... England. She is Distinguished Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Hunter College, New York, and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her poems and prose works, which have been widely anthologized and translated, include the memoir Fault Lines (The Femi- nist Press at the City...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 21–29.
Published: 01 September 2002
... clothes are prised off in a brutal wind and these poems, cloud-tossed particulars, sharp with need, sprung in the ash of my new country— where a glass garden hung, searchlights twist, iron cranes cluster, stanzas drop their skirts and flee. IX What war is this? On our island city we cannot round...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
... current events. Many of the poems in the two collections under consideration here— Blazing Ears of Wheat , by Jawad Bahr , and The Pulse of Marj al-Zuhur , by Muhammad Fuʾad Abu Zayd —are filled with images drawn from the Arabo-Islamic literary heritage, such as the glory of war, praise of God, Islam...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): 57–84.
Published: 01 September 2007
... In Search of Lourdes Casal’s “Ana Veldford” As with most good mysteries, it all started in the fall of 2003 with a ques- Frances tion that did not have an answer — at least for the moment. Negrón-Muntaner Both of us were independently teaching a poem canonical in Cuban, and...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 145–153.
Published: 01 March 2018
... characterizations of their craft and look to a variety of conceptual strategies to generate poems. But this is an essay not about poetry but about writing to change how we think. It has embraced, at least for now, mess as method. Messy method is a meter-making argument. How do we use the words of disciplines; how...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... I cannot address this problematic formulation in depth here.46 My point in referencing the poems is to suggest secondary affect- ­economies that take shape in the space of confinement, materializing bodies in geographically and historically specific ways unexpected by the logic of...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 27–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... castle rooftops spies a figure in a distant window — that figure recites a poem, and then, “For some time after the long head had emptied itself of a slow, ruminative soliloquy it stared motionlessly into the sky.” That sentence insists on its own rhythm in defiance of your sense of syntax. After...