Music for Porn, Rob Halpern

Music for Porn

Rob Halpern

Publisher: Nightboat Books
PubDate: 6/1/2012
ISBN: 9780984459896
Binding: PAPERBACK
Price: $17.95
Quantity Available: 16
Pages: 120
 

Poetry. Taking Walt Whitman's Civil War poems as an inspiration, Rob Halpern's MUSIC FOR PORN moves across the landscape of battlefields and homoerotic affect in an encompassing engagement of desire and death. Halpern work, constructed of poetry and lyric prose, evinces a world in which the physical and linguistic body are permeated by, and implicated in, the globalized maneuvers of modern warfare and capitalist endeavor. This collection is a bracing lyrical exploration of the ethical limits of our militarized and eroticized landscape.

"Rob Halpern's body of work in toto constitutes a rigorous intervention into the normative grammar of lyricism."—Tyrone Williams

Author City: YPSILANTI, MI USA

Rob Halpern teaches in the English Department at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of RUMORED PLACE (Krupskaya, 2004), which was nominated for a California Book Award; DISASTER SUITES (Palm Press 2009); and MUSIC FOR PORN (Nightboat Books, 2011), as well as several chapbooks, including Weak Link (Slack Buddha Press, 2009) and Imaginary Politics (TapRoot Editions, 2008). With Taylor Brady, he also co-authored the book length poem Snow Sensitive Skin (Atticus/Finch, 2007), now reissued by Displaced Press in an expanded edition.

Reviews and Other Links
Best poetry books of 2012 @ The Boston Globe
Jeffrey Berg @ Lambda Literary Review
Michael Andor Brodeur @ The Boston Globe


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