Posts Tagged: Patricia Lockwood

What to Read When Everyone Is Celebrating Dads

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Whether you are celebrating your father or cursing his name this Father's Day, here's a list of very good books about fathers from writers we love. ...more

Notable NYC: 6/10–6/16

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Saturday 6/10: Katie Kitamura and others join AmpLit Fest. Pier i, West 70th Street, Noon, Free.

Sunday 6/11: Hafizah Geter, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, Lara Mimosa Montes, Cathy Linh Che, Lucas De Lima, and Carly Joy Miller join the Dead Rabbits Reading Series.

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Notable NYC: 6/3–6/9

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Saturday 6/3: March for Truth. Foley Square, 9 a.m., priceless.

Val Emmich presents The Reminders. Maxwells Tavern, 7 p.m., $7.

Oliver Baez Bendorf, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Joseph Fasano, Megan Fernandes, Michael Homolka, Nomi Stone, and Leah Umansky celebrate Thrush Poetry Journal.

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Notable Portland: 4/27–5/3

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Thursday 4/27: Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during the sixth annual Verselandia! poetry slam. This city-wide event features students from local high schools competing for poetic glory. National and International Poetry Slam Champion Anis Mojgani will host this year’s competition.

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Lightning and Lawn Debris

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No spoilers here, but Patricia Lockwood’s new poetry collection Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals is garnering significant praise. In the New York Times, Dwight Garner writes that:

Patricia Lockwood’s sexy, surreal and mostly sublime poems seem to have been, as James Joyce said in “Ulysses” about a batch of folk tales, “printed by the weird sisters in the year of the big wind.” They scatter lightning and lawn debris across your psyche.

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“No Offense”

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Poet and Twitter personality Patricia Lockwood has an intensely good (and just plain intense) poem up The Awl.

It’s called “Rape Joke,” and it starts like this:

The rape joke is that you were 19 years old.

The rape joke is that he was your boyfriend.

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