Motherland, fatherland, homelandsexualsPatricia Lockwood In 2013, Patricia Lockwood’s poem “Rape Joke,” first printed on the website The Awl, went viral. A “satirical work that nonetheless brings your heart up under your ears” (New York Times), the poem “reawakened a generation’s interest in poetry” (The Guardian). “The Poet Laureate of Twitter” (unofficial), Lockwood “dispenses mischievous ‘sexts’ as if from an eyedropper” (New York Times). Her debut collection Balloon Outlaw Black Patricia was trumpeted as one of the year’s best by The New Yorker. Her new collection “is unforgettable, literally: once read, it cannot be forgotten” (NPR). Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here
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A breathtaking new collection from one of today's boldest and most adventurous poets, author of last year's viral poem, "Rape Joke." Colloquial and incantatory, the poems in Patricia Lockwood's second collection address the most urgent questions of our time, like: what if a deer did porn? Is America going down on Canada? What happens when Niagra Falls gets drunk at a wedding? Is it legal to marry a stuffed owl exhibit? Why isn't anyone named Gary anymore? And did the Hatfield and McCoy babies every fall in love?
Read a New York Times interview with Patricia here!
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