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  • Published: 18 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141984865
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $26.00

Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals




A breathtaking collection from one of today's boldest and most adventurous poets.

What if a deer did porn? Is it legal to marry a stuffed owl exhibit? Do men deserve to be hypnotized for their crimes? And what would the tit-pics of famous dead Americans Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson really look like? Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals is the only book that dares to answer these questions - or, at the very least, to come tantalisingly close before dancing mournfully away again, its pert rump twirling through the artificial night of the last great gorilla actor's costume.
Taking in a philosophically-minded Loch Ness Monster, a younger brother's military tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the autobiographical poem 'Rape Joke', Patricia Lockwood's second collection shows one of today's most original poets at her virtuosic best, combining a free-wheeling and surreal sense of humour on the surface with a deep seriousness and an intricate technical mastery lurking always just below it.

  • Pub date: 18 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141984865
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $26.00

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