Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

Paperback | May 27, 2014

byPatricia Lockwood

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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 * Powell's * The Strand * Barnes & Noble * BuzzFeed * Flavorwire

Look out for Lockwood’s  memoir, Priestdaddy, coming in May 2017

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 Niagara Falls gets drunk at a wedding? Is it legal to marry a stuffed owl exhibit? What would Walt Whitman’s tit-pics look like? 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.

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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 * Powell's * The Strand * Barnes & Noble * BuzzFeed * Flavorwire Look out for Lockwood’s  memoir, Priestdaddy, coming in May 2017Colloquial and incantatory, the poem...

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.

other books by Patricia Lockwood

Priestdaddy: A Memoir
Priestdaddy: A Memoir

Kobo ebook|May 2 2017

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.25 inPublished:May 27, 2014Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143126520

ISBN - 13:9780143126522

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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