Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies

Auto-Graphein or 'The Blind Man's Pencil': Notes on the Making of a Poem

Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (2007), 1, (1), 74–80.

Abstract

The dialogic essay combines Stephen Kuusisto's lyrical, poetic, and analytical responses to a photograph of a blind man on the streets of Manhattan with a commentary by Petra Kuppers. Informed by disability studies, it is an experimental essay about poetry that plays with the boundaries of literature and criticism, juxtaposing prose and poetry in an endeavour to release the blind man from his old vestments

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Kuusisto, Stephen

Kuppers, Petra