Privacy Policy: The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics


Privacy Policy: The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics


Edited by Andrew Ridker
Paperback / 200p. / Poetry
ISBN 978-1-939568-07-6

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Drones, phone taps, NSA leaks, internet tracking—the headlines confirm it—we are living in a state of constant surveillance, and the idea of “the private sphere" is no longer what it used to be. Privacy Policy: The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics responds to this timely and crucial issue through the voices of over fifty contemporary poets, including Robert Pinsky, Jorie Graham, John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, Nikki Giovanni, and D.A. Powell. Nature, ethics, technology, sex, the internet—no voyeuristic stone goes unturned in this expansive exploration of the individual, information, and how we are watched.


Emily Abendroth, Nick Admussen, Rae Armantrout, John Ashbery, Ken Babstock, Mary Jo Bang, Jessica Baran, Micah Bateman, Mark Bibbins, Melissa Broder, Stephen Burt, Dan Chelotti, Feng Chen, Paula Cisewski, David Clewell, Victoria Chang, Joshua Clover, CAConrad, Michael Earl Craig, Andrew Durbin, Ben Fama, Graham Foust, Nikki Giovanni, Eileen G'Sell, Elisa Gabbert, Jorie Graham, Richard Greenfield, Joe Hall, Max Hjortsberg, Harmony Holiday, Cathy Park Hong, Joanna Kaminski, Amy King, John Kinsella, Hoa Nguyen, Noelle Kocot, EJ Koh, Jennifer Kronovet, Dorothea Lasky, Anthony McCann, Maureen N. McLane, Joyelle McSweeney, Ben Mirov, Ange Mlinko, Paul Muldoon, Eileen Myles, Carrie Oeding, Robert Pinsky, D.A. Powell, Jed Rasula, Matthew Rohrer, Dana Roeser, Raphael Rubinstein, Tomaz SalamunZach Savich, Danniel Schoonebeek, Damion Searls, Tim Seibles, Kent Shaw, Mónica de la Torre, Jean Valentine, Joni Wallace, Thera Webb, Dara Wier, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, and Matthew Zapruder.


Excellent. . . . A crucially important time stamp in the larger history of American poetics.


The range of poets and poems is phenomenal, from traditional to tech, established to new. . . [A]n important anthology.


The book is, in plain fact, an excellent, superbly distributed introduction to American poetry circa 2014. The table of contents is at once a Who’s Who and a What Is This, and the book is filled with great poems by great writers. Of a dozen possible ways to indicate the territory, consider a map with these four corners: John Ashbery, CAConrad, Nikki Giovanni, and Robert Pinsky.

—Public Books