As you can see, I'm still working this through.
The poem of witness:
This poem describes a historical situation, usually a crisis, that the writer has directly seen and been involved in. Similar to the investigative poem but requiring that the writer was actually part of the situation in question. I’m borrowing this concept from the anthology Against Forgetting: A Poetry of Witness, edited by Carolyn Forche.
Brooklyn Rail features ‘Nasty Woman’ poem - Thanks to Anselm Berrigan for publishing in the Rail!
3 days ago