Poetry. Women's Studies. LGBT Studies. Hybrid Genre. Transgender Studies. Winner of the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry. Part prose poem, part disruptive narrative, succubus in my pocket is a posthumous masterpiece of textual flux and cultural critique from pathbreaking trans woman poet kari edwards. The author described it as a "troubling of the habitual life story at the edge of the recognizable."
"kari edwards's SUCCUBUS IN MY POCKET is a masterwork against mastering, a tarrying recursive, fretting over how to write from life when life is so relentlessly displaced by its commodity form, a palinode to identity from its extimite extrusions, sloughing on and off simulacra, flaying the skim off 'events,' relooping seriality and tracing narrative's affective ruses and too predictable disappointments. Talking to the taxman and the war machine and sex gender and the symbolic about poetry while turning a trick or laying down to hallucinate a line of flight rather than consolidate a happy story we might now call homonormativity or neoliberalism or white supremacy, SUCCUBUS is a most delicate and pissed and sad inhabitation of the available options and of their exorbitantly vital refusal."—Trish Salah
kari edwards (December 2, 1954 - December 2, 2006) is the author of several books, including: having been blue for charity (BlazeVox, 2006), obedience (Factory School, 2005), IDUNA (O Books, 2003) a day in the life of p. (subpress collective, 2002); post/(pink) (Scarlet Press, 2000) and, posthumously, SUCCUBUS IN MY POCKET (EOAGH Books, 2015) and BHARAT JIVA (Litmus Press/Belladonna*, 2009). edwards won the New Langton Art's Bay Area Award in literature in 2002 and Small Press Traffic's book of the year award in 2004. edwards' work can also be found in Scribner's The Best American Poetry (2004), Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006), Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action (Coffee House Press, 2004), Bisexuality and Transgenderism: InterSEXions of the Others (Haworth Press, 2004), and elsewhere.
Author City: USA