The Nanopedia Quick-Reference Pocket Lexicon of Contemporary American Culture

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The cover art is by photographer Kevin C. Groen.

Description

Selection, 2012 MiPOESIAS Chapbook Series, selected by Didi Menendez

In the spirit of Ambrose Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary, these poems explore American culture and values through our language—both the terms we invent (“Gerrymandering,” “Frenemies,” “Reaganomics”) and the terms we corrupt (“Economic Bailout,” “Standardized Test”).