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Nick Demske (Modern Poet Series)by Nick Demske
Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. Love poems to the "bad," composed in the idiom of cliché, conceptualized as self-portraits, alive in the historically awesome, presently bankrupt form of the sonnet, these debut poems obsess, as do all dead white men, over big, common social constructs like race, gender, and sexuality. Demske employs himself with yet is repulsed by categorization: Fake and Real. He desensitizes your obscenity-mometer.
"Nick Demske writes from culture like the Hollywood version of a rebellious slave, the role shredding off him, culture’s synthetic exemplary tales shredding and piling up on the floor of the projector room, but non-biodegradable, sticking around, the pancake makeup also strangely persisting, rendering his face plastic and one with the material of the film, the celluloid itself." Joyelle McSweeney
His name is "a transcendent uber-obscenity that can be understood universally by speakers of any language."
"Nick Demske writes from culture like the Hollywood version of a rebellious slave, the role shredding off him, culture's synthetic exemplary tales shredding and piling up on the floor of the projector room."—Joyelle McSweeney
His name is "a transcendant uber-obsenity that can be understood universally by speakers of any language."
About the Author
Nick Demske works at the Racine Public Library. His writing appears in Action Yes, Sawbuck, The Bathroom Magazine, Fact-Simile, Blazevox, Moria and Queef. He curates the BONK! performance series in Racine and is editor of the online forum boo: a journal of terrific things.
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