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Department or Program Affiliation
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Dietrich, Dawn Y., 1960-
The following paper seeks to investigate the discipline, craft, and tradition of documentary poetics through the writer’s family and childhood home. Roland Barthes text, Camera Lucida, Catherine Gander’s text, Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary, along with essays like Phillip Metres’s “(More) News from Poems: Investigative/ Documentary/ Social Poetics On the Tenth Anniversary of the Publication of ‘From Reznikoff to Public Enemy’” are used to provide both framework for documentary poetics and insight into the writer’s poetry manuscript of lineage, intergenerational trauma, ghosts and haunting, and locality.
docupoetics, erasure, ekphrasis, collage
Western Washington University
Subjects – Names (LCNAF)
Barthes, Roland--Criticism and interpretation
Subject – LCSH
Documentary poetry--Authorship; Visual poetry--Authorship; Erasure poetry--Authorship; Ekphrasis
Academic theses; Visual poetry
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Woods, B., "Witness Marks: Notes on a Family" (2022). WWU Graduate School Collection. 1091.