Nonficionado Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | May 26, 2015

    Jill Owens: IMG Vendela Vida: The Powells.com Interview



    Vendela VidaVendela Vida is a force to be reckoned with. She's written four novels and one book of nonfiction; she's a founding editor of the Believer and a... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

      Vendela Vida 9780062110916

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$15.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside SPJ- POETRY200b
8 Remote Warehouse Poetry- A to Z

The Ravenous Audience (Black Goat)

by

The Ravenous Audience (Black Goat) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"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

Black Goat is an independent poetry imprint of Akashic Books created and curated by award-winning Nigerian author Chris Abani (author of Becoming Abigail and Song for Night). Black Goat is committed to publishing well-crafted poetry with a focus on experimental or thematically challenging work. The series aims to create a proportional representation of female poets and non-American poets, particularly poets from Africa.

Little Red Riding Hood, Jezebel, Catherine Breillat's Fat Girl, Marilyn Monroe, Amelia Earhart, Pier Paolo Pasolini's Christ--these are only a few of the archetypal and pop cultural characters that populate Kate Durbin's strange and mesmerizing coming-of-age poetry collection, The Ravenous Audience.

Synopsis:

A startling debut volume, the latest in Chris Abani's Black Goat Poetry Series.

Synopsis:

Poetry. 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. "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.

Synopsis:

"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 the cauldron. Complicating all easy notions of responsibility, she points the finger in every direction possible--before biting it clean off!

About the Author

Kate Durbin is the author of a chapbook, Amelia Earhart: Fragments Found in a 1937 Aviator's Boot. Her poems have appeared in Drunken Boat, elimae, Boxcar Poetry Review, and The Ledge. She lives in Whittier, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933354880
Author:
Durbin, Kate
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Editor:
Abani, Chris
Author:
Abani, Chris
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Black Goat
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6.1 x 0.5 in 6.5 oz

Other books you might like

  1. By Myself, an Autobiography New Trade Paper $9.00
  2. The Last Clear Narrative New Trade Paper $15.25
  3. New California Poetry #15: This...
    Used Trade Paper $21.00
  4. Sorry, Tree Used Trade Paper $11.00
  5. Museum of Accidents Used Trade Paper $11.00
  6. Recyclopedia: Trimmings,... New Trade Paper $16.00

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Small Press » Poetry
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » General

The Ravenous Audience (Black Goat) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.95 In Stock
Product details 144 pages Akashic Books - English 9781933354880 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A startling debut volume, the latest in Chris Abani's Black Goat Poetry Series.
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. 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. "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.
"Synopsis" by ,

"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 the cauldron. Complicating all easy notions of responsibility, she points the finger in every direction possible--before biting it clean off!

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.