Poetry. "PETROLEUM HAT is natural language for a country at war. Unlike the old model of protest poetry, Drew Gardner isn't interested in earnest appeals to reason and compassion. He'll match the political spectacle absurdity for absurdity—and in the case of the funny and chilling 'Chicks Dig War,' I'm struck by how thoroughly he understands the logic of our times. Lazy Darwinian accounts of ourselves as celebrated in the New York Times Science and Business sections are satirized in tones borrowed and blended from sitcoms and textbooks"—Ange Mlinko.
Joyelle McSweeney @ the Constant Critic
Drew Gardner's books include SUGAR PILL (Krupskaya, 2002), PETROLEUM HAT (Roof Books, 2005), CHOMP AWAY (Combo Books, 2010), and DEFENDER (Edge Books 2018). He is the co-editor of FLARF: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FLARF. His FLARF ORCHESTRA CD appeared in 2011. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Nation, and Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology. He is a founding member of Subpress Collective. Gardner lives in New York City with Katie Degentesh.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA