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Signaletics pits the measured against the immeasurable, the body against identity, and the political against the personal. With a defunct nineteenth-century body measurement system of criminal identification as a foundation, the poems move in and out of history, only to arrive at the immediate voice of a speaker, distraught about the death of a child brother, the removal of a father, and the estrangement of the personal with the politics of her country.
University of Akron Press
creative writing, poetry
Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | Poetry
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Phillips, Emilia. Signaletics. Akron, OH: University of Akron Press, 2013.
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