Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals by Patricia LockwoodMotherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals by Patricia Lockwood

Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

byPatricia Lockwood

Paperback | May 27, 2014

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The acclaimed second collection of poetry by Patricia Lockwood—a New York Times Notable Book

SELECTED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times * The Boston Globe * Powells * The Strand * Barnes & Noble * BuzzFeed * Flavorwire

Read Lockwood’s  memoir, Priestdaddynamed one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2017 

Colloquial and incantatory, the poems in Patricia Lockwood’s second collection address the most urgent questions of our time, like: Is America going down on Canada? What happens when Niagara Falls gets drunk at a wedding? Is it legal to marry a stuffed owl exhibit? Why isn’t anyone named Gary anymore? Did the Hatfield and McCoy babies ever fall in love?

The steep tilt of Lockwood’s lines sends the reader snowballing downhill, accumulating pieces of the scenery with every turn. The poems’ subject is the natural world, but their images would never occur in nature. This book is serious and funny at the same time, like a big grave with a clown lying in it.
Patricia Lockwood was born in a trailer in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and raised in all of the worst cities of the Midwest. Her debut collection, Balloon Pop Outlaw Black, was released in 2012. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Tin House, the London Review of Books, Poetry, Slate, and The Awl. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
Title:Motherland Fatherland HomelandsexualsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.99 × 5.94 × 0.28 inPublished:May 27, 2014Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143126520

ISBN - 13:9780143126522


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals by Patricia Lockwood . This book makes me so happy. I finished it. Stewed a bit. Talked about it. Went back to it. Got happy. Added an extra star. Thinking about opening it again....
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommend this! The title of this book is what sparked my interest and the majority of the poems kept me interested
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anne Carson + Dudebros Patricia's poems combine the clarity and wonder of Anne Carson's best work with the language and phrasing of dudebros on Twitter, which makes for unsettling and hilarious work. One of her poems, "The Rape Joke," published on the Awl, has the distinction of being the only poem to go viral, and deservedly so. Take a chance on Patricia. The Internet did!
Date published: 2014-11-04