Narrative and Crime, by Raymond McDaniel A review of Jane: a murder in the Michigan Quarterly Review, Fall 2005. Interesting take on the process of writing and reading Jane and the success of the ‘hybrid’ format.
The Problem with Documentary Poetry, by Aisha Down This is an interesting essay which explores two very different documentary poems and discusses ‘atrocity’ in documentary poems and the implications of how this atrocity is rendered poetically.
“I make one image—though ‘make’ is not the right word; I let, perhaps, an image be ‘made’ emotionally in me and then apply to it what intellectual & critical forces I possess—let it breed another, let that image contradict the first, make, of the third image bred out of the other two together, a fourth […]
Reviews of Jane: a murder on goodreads I couldn’t find many book reviews for Jane: a murder besides the ones already listed in our syllabus, so I thought I’d post a link to the ones I found on good reads. It’s interesting to read a cross section of reviews and to compare your own reading […]
Interview with Gabrielle Calvocoressi J. Robert Lennon of Cornell interviews Gabrielle Calvovoressi. Interview focuses on her first book of poetry The Last Time I saw Amelia Earhart. This book exhibits a bit of a different take on documentary poetry than Jane: A Murder, but I have found some interesting similarities. When asked ‘Why Amelia Earhart? Calvocoressi […]