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Foundlings: Found Poems from Prose

In ingenious and uncanny borrowings, Foundlings: Found Poems from Prose, DeWitt remixes and redubs the literary canon with dazzling insight and wit. So much of the magic of the “found” poem resides in the acuity of the finder and, in this instance, DeWitt Henry demonstrates an extraordinary perspicacity, making transformative poems out of his dynamic relationship with existing texts. In its textured approach to classic works, Foundlings is a powerfully inventive bricolage showcasing, quizzing and subverting literary debates about authorship and canonicity.

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