Vanessa Place’s Replacements

I’ve added a new post to my Jacket2 “Iterations” commentary. This one is on Vanessa Place and her “Boycott Project,” which involves taking various feminist texts and replacing all female-gendered words with their male counterparts. I first came across the work when Place read from it at the Greenwich Cross-Genre Festival in London in 2010. This fantastic event, organized by Emily Critchley with support from Carol Watts, is archived on Openned. There you can watch many wonderful poets in action, including the video of Vanessa Place below.


About Jacob Edmond

Jacob Edmond is associate professor in English at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the author of Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media (Columbia University Press, 2019), A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature (Fordham University Press, 2012), and of numerous essays, which have appeared in journals such as Comparative Literature, Contemporary Literature, Poetics Today, Slavic Review, and The China Quarterly.
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