Dorothy Alexander

Final Warning, 2007

In these poems techniques developed out of found poetry are applied to a contemporary newspaper clipping. Found is posited here as an ecopoetic, not only because of its inbuilt credentials as recycler, but, more pertinently, for the non-hierarchical and inclusive nature of its processes, its capacity for comment and irony. This dynamic of paying particular attention and taking responsibility can hopefully serve as exemplar for engagement with larger issues and strengthen resistance to notions of outside agency. Dorothy Alexander has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow.

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