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Dog Whistle Politics

Dog Whistle Politics

by Michael Paul


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Dog-whistle politics, also known as the use of code words, is a term for a type of political campaigning or speech making which employs coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has a different or more specific meaning for a targeted subgroup of the audience. Poetry is rich in subtext and double entendre and as such, the term Dog Whistle Politics, even though usually pejorative, seemed to lend itself to the conceit of poetry and its layered meanings. And the author also liked the assonance, the music of the term. Does it fit? Find out in Michael Paul's first full-length poetry book. The book contains 57 poems that range from love poems to polemics to sheer revelry in language.

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ISBN-13: 9781929878949
Publisher: Lummox Press
Publication date: 02/02/2011
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michael Paul is the author of six chapbooks and his work has appeared in a number of literary journals including Blue Satellite, Spillway, Pearl, Dufus and The Valley Contemporary Poets anthologies. His poem Dear Doctor was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has performed at numerous venues throughout California including featured readings at both the Los Angeles and Orange County Poetry Festivals. Michael has won awards as a visual artist in several media and his paintings have been represented in fine art galleries. He currently lives in Garden Valley, California, with his wife Claudia Licht and has two daughters and four grandchildren.

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