The Ground I Stand on Is Not My Ground

The Ground I Stand on Is Not My Ground

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Poetry. Art. THE GROUND I STAND ON IS NOT MY GROUND has been selected by Forrest Gander as the winner of Drunken Boat's 2014 poetry book contest.

THE GROUND I STAND ON IS NOT MY GROUND is a hybrid of poetry and digital art. The poems erase historical documents related to the development and aftermath of the Pacific War, especially on the island of Okinawa. Erased into poems, these texts become spare narratives of how individual soldiers' and civilians' daily lives were transformed by the war. Using QR codes, each poem links to an interactive version at the book's companion website, where readers can explore original documents ranging from government documents and political manifestos to travel narratives, blockbuster adventure fiction, and science writing. Taken together, the poems and their original texts tell a larger story about the ways we imagine war, and the ways language can be used to record, justify, memorialize, or resist it.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.35mm | 142g
  • English
  • 0988241625
  • 9780988241626

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