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....more
Posts Tagged: Patricia Lockwood
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.
Is it work, though? The question persists. Is a single muscle exerted during the process? Do you sweat at all, besides the weird thing that sometimes happens under your right arm because you haven’t lifted it up for 8 hours?
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.