Plan/K

Plan/K
Author: Kristi Maxwell
ISBN10: 0988850338
Genre: Poetry
Goodreads Rating: 4.25
ISBN13: 9780988850330
Published: November 30th 2013 by Mud Luscious Press

Fiction. PLAN/K, in the spirit of piracy and pilfering, incorporates anagrams and puns, figures of speech that are often considered base or crude, tying them to popular representations of pirates, and figures that disrupt language as a system of exchange, rerouting meaning, much like goods were rerouted through piracy's disruption of colonial trade routes. Other sections consist of "transcriptions" of popular and scholarly works, such as Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island and Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920, edited by Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling. In these poems, Maxwell "boards" the aforementioned works, and textual violence ensues as she repurposes the materials of language to explore issues of reading, gender, power, and the tension between violence and play.