The Hounds of No, Lara Glenum

The Hounds of No

Lara Glenum

Publisher: Action Books
PubDate: 10/1/2005
ISBN: 9780976569213
Price: $12.00
Quantity Available: 118
Pages: 64
SKU #: P11B

Poetry. In this entirely unheimlich debut, she enters the stage of American poetry like a Fritz Lang glamor-girl-cum-anatomical-model. Glenum recovers the political intensity and daring of the Surrealist project. "The extraordinary precision of these poems is so stunning, we can't help but feel blinded by their visions: sock-monkeys, dollhouses, and 'a circus made of meat' vibrate between the playful and the brutal so deftly, each line is a perfect shard of some fantastic planet, gloriously and sadly like our own. As in Blake's apocalyptic images, the sky rolls itself up like a scroll—brilliant in its colors and infinite in its scope. Glorious!"—D. A. Powell


Lara Glenum is a poet, scholar, and translator. She is the author of three books of poetry: POP CORPSE! (Action Books, 2013), THE HOUNDS OF NO (Action Books, 2005), and MAXIMUM GAGA (Action Books, 2009). With Arielle Greenberg, she is the co-editor of GURLESQUE, an anthology of contemporary women's poetry and visual art (Saturnalia Books, 2010). She is currently collaborating with sound, visual, and digital media artists on Meat Out of the Eater, a multimedia production. Her poems have appeared in NEW AMERICAN WRITING, Conjunctions, FENCE, DENVER QUARTERLY, and elsewhere. The previous recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Prague, Lara translates 20th and 21st century Czech poetry. With Josef Horacek, she is translating the late Czech Modernist Vladimir Holan, a project that has received an NEA Translation Fellowship. Her areas of critical research include women Modernists, the historical avant-garde, gender and the grotesque, and the gothic. Lara teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at LSU. She also serves as the chair of the Multimedia Writing advisory board for WILA (Women in the Literary Arts). 

Reviews and Other Links

New Arrivals

Man and Wife
Katie Chase

The Service Porch
Fred Moten

Take This Stallion
Anais Duplan

Threads Talk Series
Steve Clay and Kyle Schlesinger, Editors

The 9-Day Queen Gets Lost On Her Way To The Execution
Karyna McGlynn

The Surrender
Scott Esposito