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  • Published: 15 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141987071
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $22.99
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Penguin Modern Poets 5

Occasional Wild Parties



From psychoanalysis to Kim Kardashian to what goes on behind high society's closed doors, three original and witty takes on civilization's dark underbellies

Occasional Wild Parties brings together Sam Riviere, one of the most discussed of the new generation of British poets, whose 'post-internet' poetry sees him acting now as scribe, now as DJ, taking in everything from technologized romance to celebrity culture as filtered through Kim Kardashian's make-up routine; the 'elegant ghoul' Frederick Seidel, zooming through the dark underbelly of international high society on his Ducati racing bike; and the wonderfully observant Kathryn Maris, whose work ranges with a dark wit over incomprehensible deities, wayward mothers, the politics of children's sports contests, and psychoanalysis. All three lift the lid on their corners of civilized society to show the less glittering realities that lie just beneath the surface.

  • Published: 15 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141987071
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $22.99
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