Action Kylie by Kevin Killian

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Poetry. "Kylie Minogue, more than muse, is K. K.'s aesthetic m.o., his ammo. Around her name and image, he circulates the particles of his own uncanny idiom, which is unlike anything in contemporary American poetry. Killian works every instrument in the band; he sneaks up behind meaning, and makes it sing. Somehow, in the midst of defamiliarization, Killian's voice remains companionable and comforting. ACTION KYLIE is a book I will turn to when I want to remember that literature can regenerate authenticity as well as renege it. Killian plays with multiple rhetorics and codes, all in the pursuit of his own school of Action Poetry, in which I wish quickly to enroll"—Wayne Koestenbaum.

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Published August 1, 2008 by In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni. 120 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Far more than a joke—and yet plenty of fun—this compilation of exciting poems (and some prose) from prolific Bay Area writer (and Jack Spicer executor) Killian trains most of its attention on the Australian diva Kylie Minogue, a cult icon for American gay men but a pop goddess for much of the res...

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