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Vertical Answers in the Classroom, KSP Guest Blogger Stephanie Young

The following appears in a forthcoming anthology on teaching poetry, edited by Joshua Marie Wilkinson. some thinking 500-1000 words, more or less, to say something about teaching poetry, feels like an appropriate restriction—not unlike the restriction of semester and quarter units, class meeting times, the space of a classroom, institutions. …

9. Tell me what you know about dismemberment. (Vertical Answers)

Dismemberment is consistent with the disorganized nature of everything, in order for beings to remain as a whole, there must be dismemberment, right? –Carly Mihalakis; LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Cyclist, tango artist. She moves with wings made of crooked iron gates. Rusted. Her breath makes us sway, …

Send Us Your Vertical Answers

In the years since Vertical Interrogation of Strangers was published, Bhanu Kapil has received dozens of letters and emails from readers who have taken the questions that foreground the book’s structure and answered them in their own way. Listen to Bhanu say more about this here. One such reader is …