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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.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    May 18, 2017

    Penguin Press

    80 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook


    May 2, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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Also by Patricia Lockwood

Penguin Modern Poets 2


The Emperor's Revenge
The Dinner Party
Blood Sisters
Before The Rains
Greetings to Our Friends in Brazil
The Iliad
Introducing George The Poet
The Turn Of The Screw And Other Ghost Stories
In The Castle Of My Skin: PMC
The Happy Reader - Issue 9
Maigret's Mistake
The Merchant Of Prato: PMC
Night Sky with Exit Wounds
Assassin’s Creed: Heresy
The Bone Flowers
The Purple Swamp Hen And Other Stories
Three Daughters Of Eve
To Be Continued