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The Ravenous Audience

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781933354880
Author(s): Kate Durbin
Format: Paperback
Year: 2009
Publisher: Akashic Books
Pages: 144
Series: Black Goat

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"Christianity or cuisine, cinema or sex manuals, Eros or Thanatos, Artaud or Marilyn Monroe? Marry or suture or eat all of them and you are close to Ravenous. A brutal tour de force."
—Juan Felipe Herrera, author of "Half of the World in Light"
"Durbin's debut volume sizzles . . . Throughout this deeply feminist, groundbreaking collection, she employs both the elemental forces of her intellect and a vigorous intensity of startling imagery to implode or explode conventional notions of sexuality and womanhood."
—Maurya Simon, author of "Cartographies"
"Durbin writes first-rate traditional lyric poems, while at other times she writes poems that push the limits of the avant-garde and, most amazingly, at other times, she makes a loving marriage of the two This is an exceptional debut by a young poet burning with talent."
—Thomas Lux, author of "God Particles"
Kate Durbin's debut volume is not for the weak of gut. Cum, blood, vomit, and other bodily juices slop off the page in a grotesque reanimation of history and art's female villains and s/heroes. Unlike other feminist revisionist texts, "The Ravenous Audience" refuses to rescue the "misunderstood" bitches of our cultural past, instead viscerally imposing the scope of their bodily and existential horrors—including each woman's culpability. Durbin even throws the reader, and the poet, into t Please click here to ask a question
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