A dazzling new double-bill about being alive these times, by Paul Killebrew, who John Ashbery said "plunges us into a world we inhabit but seldom notice, forcing its horror on us but also reminding us why we go on coping with it."
Paul Killebrew's new book contains two distinct and brilliant collections: IMPERSONAL RAINBOW gathers short meditations on life and its many sensations; THE BISEXUAL PURGE is a long poem which discusses "legal developments, cases, and arguments about both sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination" while following events both personal and public during 2017.
Poetry. Essay. Histroy. LGBTQIA+ Studies.
”Paul Killebrew’s THE BISEXUAL PURGE is a unique and wonderful poem: a documentary work that keeps twisting back on itself, a poem of identity that admits the puniness and fragility of the author’s own political individuality, an Ashberyish linguistic haze that clears itself to examine honestly the ‘promiscuity’ of language in the service of power.” - Jay Aquinas Thompson in Poetry Northwest
Paul Killebrew was born in 1978 in Nashville, Tennessee. His books of poetry are FLOWERS (2010), ETHICAL CONSCIOUSNESS (2013), and TO LITERALLY YOU (2017), all published by Canarium Books. He currently resides in Maryland with his family.
Author City: Washington, DC USA