Maximum Gaga, Lara Glenum

Maximum Gaga

Lara Glenum

Publisher: Action Books
PubDate: 2/1/2009
ISBN: 9780979975530
Price: $16.00
Quantity Available: 63
Pages: 108
SKU #: N10D

Poetry. Get minky in the momodrome with Lara Glenum's second book, MAXIMUM GAGA. In scenic Catatonia, the Normopath snoozles, the Cherubim applaud, King Minus lies face-down, the Visual Mercenaries burst in, Icky and his school-boy minions race past, and the Queen Naked Mole Rat climbs inside the miraculating machine. Reworking the tabloid maximalism of Jacobean drama, this book investigates the politics of aesthetics and prosthetics, gender and power. With original cover art by Swedish artist Mia Makila. Lara Glenum's first book, THE HOUNDS OF NO, is also available from SPD.


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).

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