Poetry. The author of "Chicks Dig War" brings you his latest selection of hits featuring "All the World Loves a Big Gleaming Jelly," "I Hate Both Time and Space," and "Rudolph the Transcendent Minimalist White Supremacist Ritual Child Abuser." Expressive and unpredictable, Drew Gardner's DEFENDER is a Zen/Frankfurt School romp through the thoroughgoing flog, weird because weird is the only way to get anywhere near the actual situation we inhabit. DEFENDER's dissent is unfortunately not absurdist, which is of course absurd— "It is such a beautiful day with dappled sunlight — why can't it occur to me to do anything but kill ghouls?"
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