Patricia Lockwood, poet and author of the infamous “Rape Joke,” talks about her book Balloon Pop Outlaw Black, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s influence on her writing, and what fame means for poets in the age of social media....more
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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.
Josh Cook reviews Patricia Lockwood’s Balloon Pop Outlaw Black today in Rumpus Poetry....more