Balloon Pop Outlaw Black by Patricia Lockwood

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With the book spanning out like a long-running sitcom, its latter third feels like it won’t provide any new revelations. Which is to say, not all of Priestdaddy’s stories are necessary, though Lockwood’s bad mouth certainly is.
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Poetry. Even all by themselves, the titles of Patricia Lockwood's poems reveal the sort of surreal, enigmatic, rhetorically-elongated world her sensibility inhabits effortlessly: "When We Move Away From Here, You'll See A Clean Square of Paper Where His Picture Hung," "The Cartoon's Mother Builds a House in Hammerspace," "The Front Half and the Back Half of a Horse in Conversation," "Children With Lamps Pouring Out of Their Foreheads," and the inimitable "Killed With an Apple Corer, She Asks What Does That Make Me."
 

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Patricia Lockwood lives in Savannah, GA. Recent poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Poetry, Agni, DENVER QUARTERLY, the New Yorker, and American Letters & Commentary. BALLOON POP OUTLAW BLACK is her first book.
 
Published October 15, 2012 by Octopus Books. 104 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Laura Adamczyk on May 01 2017

With the book spanning out like a long-running sitcom, its latter third feels like it won’t provide any new revelations. Which is to say, not all of Priestdaddy’s stories are necessary, though Lockwood’s bad mouth certainly is.

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