In Discipline, Jane Yeh depicts a haunting and hilarious variety of lives, from an endangered young rhinoceros to the denizens of the 1980s New York club scene These multifaceted poems explore what identity isn t and is, as performance, as struggle, as change, as art with penetrating wit, channeling the voices of outsiders, artists, misfits, and others Discipline inhabits the space between the real and the surreal, a mash up of deadpan humor and heartbreaking imagery where novelty T shirts and lady astronaut centaurs can coexist The poems are triggered by videos, paintings and installations by contemporary artists, animals and city life Imaginary landscapes converge with episodes from recent history power, resistance, and the structures of oppression are seen inexorably in operation These miniature dramas perform their own autopsies Sweet, then sour My lips the colour of Doubt. Download Discipline author Jane Yeh – heartforum.co.uk
Jane Yeh is a poet and journalist Her first collection of poems, Marabou Carcanet, 2005 , was shortlisted for the Whitbread, Forward, and Aldeburgh poetry prizes Her next collection, The Ninjas, was published by Carcanet in 2012 She was a judge for the 2013 National Poetry Competition and was named a Next Generation poet by the Poetry Book Society in 2014 Her poems have appeared in The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, The Nation US , Poetry Review, and other journals, as well as in anthologies including The Best British Poetry 2012 and The Forward Book of Poetry 2013 and 2006 Jane was educated at Harvard University and holds master s degrees in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa and Manchester Metropolitan University Before coming to the Open University, she was a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Kingston and Oxford Brookes universities, and was Co Director of the MA in Creative Writing Programme at the latter As a journalist, she writes on books, theatre, fashion, and sport for such publications as The Times Literary Supplement, Time Out, and The Village Voice US.
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- 03 July 2018 Jane Yeh