Vanessa Place is associated, like Kenny Goldsmith, with conceptual writing and appropriation.

Statement of Facts
Her Statement of Facts is described thusly in the _Against Expression_ anthology headnote:
Extending the discourse of Charles Reznikoff, Statement of Facts is an appropriation of the appelate briefs that Vanessa Place has written for her day job as a lawyer who represents indigent sex offenders. Place does not alter the original document in any way other than to remove specific witness and victim information as necessary to protect people's identities. In transferring the briefs from the legal framework to the literary, Place intentionally sets forth a line of questioning that is vast and complex, addressing issues of labor, value, surplus, expenditure, context recontext: uncompromising realism.

Because of the graphic nature of this text, I will invite you to use your own judgement as to whether you feel comfortable reading it. (You may google it quite easily).

However, there is a useful essay about the text which you should look at: Short Statement in Five Parts on "Statement of Facts": A review of Vanessa Place's Statement of Facts. Steven Zultanski. Jacket 2:
http://jacket2.org/reviews/short-statement-five-parts-statement-facts

Retweeting Gone with the Wind

Even more recently, Place's ongoing readings, performances, and twitter feed from Gone with the Wind have provoked a controversy. The feed @VanessaPlace is now blocked, after the poet was expelled from an AWP committee and disinvited from university lectures following her ongoing project of pasting snippets of arguably racist dialect dialogue copied from Margaret Mitchell's novel.

(It is unclear to me whether Place herself locked the account because of harassment, or if Twitter received a takedown notice for copyright violation.)

Here is an overview:
http://dismagazine.com/discussion/77245/vanessa-displaced-racism-vs-censorship/

Please read 2 or 3 of these additional pieces:

  1. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-a-twitter-art-racism-20150519-story.html
  2. http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/05/21/22251060/vanessa-place-is-in-a-fight-over-gone-with-the-winds-racism-but-its-not-the-fight-she-says-she-wants-an-interview
  3. http://jacket2.org/commentary/not-repeating-gone-wind
  4. http://atticusreview.org/vanessa-place-is-smarter-than-you-censorship-in-the-face-of-identity-politics/
  5. http://ronsilliman.blogspot.com/2015/05/normal-0-false-false-false-en-us-x-none_22.html
  6. http://barrettwatten.net/texts/entry-21-notes-on-sillimanplace/2015/05/#more-1642