United States

United States

by Dan Featherston

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United States by Dan Featherston


Poetry. The latest volume from Tucson poet Dan Featherston. Featherston's work has appeared in a number of journals, most recently Aufgabe, Chicago Review, Cultural Society, Kiosk, and New American Writing. The poems in this volume bear witness to atrocities at home and abroad, evolving "out of an interest in the politics of aesthetic form...the link between the particle drift of so-called experimental forms and free-market capitalism"--FEATHERSTON. Addressing topics from the Columbine shootings to the history of laughter, the poet nails the reader to a vision of reality that is both moving and terrifying. "Poets like Dan Featherston go a long way toward making the reader aware of the artifice of politics and the politics of idealogy"--Richard Deming.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600010408
Publisher: Factory School
Publication date: 01/01/2006
Pages: 69
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author


Dan Featherston (Ph.D., University of Arizona) is a scholar of modern and contemporary American literature and a poet whose books include THE RADIANT WORLD (BlazeVox, 2009), THE CLOCK MAKER'S MEMOIR (Cuneiform Press, 2007), UNITED STATES (Factory School, 2005), and INTO THE EARTH (Quarry Press, 2005). Featherston's scholarly writing appears in a number of publications, including Modernism/Modernity, Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review, Charles Olson: A Poet's Prose, The World in Time & Space: Towards a History of Innovative Poetry in Our Time, and Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century. He also served as assistant editor (2003-2004) of the Arizona Quarterly and editor (2001-2003) of A.BACUS, a journal of experimental poetry and translation. Featherston has taught courses in literature, creative writing, and composition at several universities. He has also guest lectured and given talks and readings throughout the United States. Featherston is currently a visiting assistant professor in the First-Year Writing Program at Temple University. He lives in Philadelphia with Rachel McCrystal and their companion animals Fredo, Mazzy, and Itze.

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