Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals


Patricia Lockwood

What if a deer did porn? Is it legal to marry a stuffed owl exhibit? Do men deserve to be hypnotised for their crimes? And what would the tit-pics of famous dead Americans Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson really look like? This book 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.

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‘The work of a genuine original … surreal … funny … subversive’ Sunday Times

What if a deer did porn? Is it legal to marry a stuffed owl exhibit? And what would Walt Whitman’s tit-pics really look like?

Free-wheeling and surreal yet deadly serious, and including the viral hit ‘Rape Joke’ (‘An oblique mini-masterpiece’ – Guardian), this book shows one of our most original poets at her virtuosic best.

‘Lockwood has written a book at once angrier, and more fun, more attuned to our times and more bizarre, than most poetry can ever get‘ Stephen Burt, The New York Times Book Review, Books of the Year

Lockwood should enter the canon forever . . . her lines left me crying on the subway‘ Kat Stoeffel, The Cut

The little hairs on my back rose often while reading Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals . . . That’s biological praise, the most fundamental kind, impossible to fake’ Dwight Garner, The New York Times

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Weight 82 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 0.5 cm


Penguin Books









811.6 (edition:23)


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