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By Sheila Black,Jennifer Bartlett,Michael Northen

Chosen via the yank Library organization as a 2012 outstanding publication in Poetry.

Beauty is a Verb is a ground-breaking anthology of incapacity poetry, essays on incapacity, and writings at the poetics of either. Crip Poetry. incapacity Poetry. Poems with Disabilities. this is often the place poetry and incapacity intersect, overlap, collide and make peace.

"[BEAUTY IS A VERB] goes to be one of many defining collections of the twenty first century...the discourse among skill, id & poetry is simply not the same." —Ron Silliman, writer of In the yank Tree

"This robust anthology succeeds at in detail showing...disability in the course of the lenses of poetry. What emerges from the ebook as an entire is a stunningly diversified array of conceptions of self and other.”<
Publishers Weekly, starred review


From "Beauty and diversifications" through Kenny Fries:


How else am i able to quench this thirst? My lips
travel down your backbone, drink the smoothness

of your pores and skin. i'm looking for the core:
What is gorgeous? Who comes to a decision? Can the laws

of nature be defied? Your physique tells me: come
close. yet attractiveness distances while it draws

me close to. What does my physique wish from yours?
My twisted legs round your neck. You bend

me again. although you cannot supply the bones
at beginning I wasn't given, I allow you to deep inside.

You supply me—what? Peeling again my epidermis, you
expose my lacking bones. And my middle, long

before you got here, simply as damaged. i do not be aware of who
to blame. So every one evening, bare at the mattress, my body

doesn't wish fix, yet longs for innocence. If
innocent, regardless of the failings I put on, i'm beautiful.



Sheila Black is a poet and kid's booklet author. In 2012, Poet Laureate Philip Levine selected her as a recipient of the Witter Bynner Fellowship.

Disability activist Jennifer Bartlett is a poet and critic with roots within the Language school.

Michael Northen is a poet and the editor of Wordgathering: A magazine of Poetics and Disability.


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