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Republic of Exit 43 : Outtakes & Scores from an Archaeology and Pop-up Opera of the Corporate Dump

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Poetry. Prose. Art. Hybrid Genre. Performance Studies. Includes 32 pages of full–color textscapes, 25 half–tone documentary photos, and cover art by the author.

THE REPUBLIC OF EXIT 43 is a verbal/visual archaeology of the hazardous waste sites across the street from home and school, tucked behind the portal of an expressway: domains mute and seemingly inert. Composting Alice's adventures underground, verse channels unearthed disputes surrounding a noxious landfill and adjoining copper rod mill through the throats of nether and overworlds, from Eurydice to CEOs—mining landscape as retribution, baffle, legal battle and real estate speculation, deregulation, rogue digging and pastoral pipe dreams on the part of the harmed. Amidst the stupefaction of innumerable private and state ruses, these pages lay out how the entrails of postwar industry might be reclaimed toward a music of non–consensual citizenship where poetry is unregulated and fully integral.

"A book written against a copper and bacterial backdrop or cloth or hologram or site. To breach, to fluoresce: and in this way: the book performs its conductivity and tenderness as a relationship to suffering that resembles justice. I was deeply moved by Jennifer Scappettone's book. Book as voltage: the colors yellow and silver, red and black. Another color, a color we cannot see, a color there's no word for: folded many times. The pressure before the word arrives. The wet paper. How the fold decays and becomes a part of this other landscape. What is possible in this moment, in this light, at this time? Images hold one kind of memory in Scappettone's book; narrative another. The larger question of territory is placed next to the landfill, for example: the labyrinth, the space beneath or between. The air. The particles of the air. And, after all this time, the ground."—Bhanu Kapil
Number of Pages: 200
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Jennifer Scappettone
Language: English
Street Date: December 31, 2016
TCIN: 52028237
UPC: 9781891190407
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-9023
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