Poetry. Love poems to the "bad," composed in the idiom of cliché, conceptualized as self-portraits, alive in the historically awesome, presently bankrupt form of the sonnet, these debut poems obsess, as do all dead white men, over big, common social constructs like race, gender, and sexuality. Demske employs himself with yet is repulsed by categorization: Fake and Real. He desensitizes your obscenity-mometer.
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Nick Demske works at the Racine Public Library. His writing appears in Action Yes, Sawbuck, The Bathroom Magazine, Fact-Simile, Blazevox, Moria, and Queef. He curates the BONK! performance series in Racine and is editor of the online forum boo: a journal of terrific things. Author City: RACINE, WI USA