This PoemFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889226999 | paperback / softback

$19.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
5.75 W × 8.75 H × .35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226999 | Rights: WORLD

This Poem is an ironic investigation of contemporary culture and the technomediatic-saturated world we are enmeshed in. Composed in the style of Facebook updates and extended tweets, each section infuses itself with continuously shifting tones, styles, and commentary which in turn are provocative, emotive, and deeply satiric. Mashing up lexicons of Stein, Zukofsky, Shakespeare, Whitman, the recent financial meltdown, semiotic theory, Lady Gaga, Derrida, and Flickr streams, This Poem is a self-reflexive romp through shards and fragments of post-consumerist culture.

By Adeena Karasick

Adeena Karasick is a media artist, performer, cultural theorist, and the critically acclaimed author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory. She teaches Literature and Critical Theory for the Humanities and Media Studies Department at Pratt Institute in New York. Karasick is also co-founding Artistic Director of the KlezKanada Poetry Festival and Retreat. In 2017 the Adeena Karasick Archive was established at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.

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news | 2013-04-30
This Poem in May 2013!

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news | 2012-12-14
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news | 2012-11-08
a little black strap at Visible Verse 2012

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news | 2012-10-19
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news | 2012-10-15
Karasick and Collis at Zinc Bar!

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news | 2012-09-26
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news | 2012-08-24
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news | 2012-07-31
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news | 2011-09-09
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events | 2012-10-26
Adeena Karasick and Stephen Collis at Zinc Bar, New York

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