Posts Tagged: Patricia Lockwood

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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