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March 24, 2012 6:57 PM

On Poetry | Four poets stretch genre by infusing works with science

Poets with new and recent books borrow the mapping technique of “data fusion” from scientists. The Geographic Information Systems defines “data fusion” as “organizing, merging and linking disparate information elements” to represent reality. Albert Goldbarth, Jordan Stempleman, Heid Erdrich, and Kevin Young create 21st-century literature by using multiple streams of information.

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