Poetry. Drama. "Father lend me your megabone / & I'll lend u my shotgun mouth". A radiant brew of emoticon opera, fairytale fan-fiction, and chat-room flame war, POP CORPSE! follows a heroine mermaid on her devoutly disarming search for "realness." Along the way, Glenum dismantles pieties of both the left and the right, proposing new models of configuring text, voice, body and species-hood for those who swim in the increasingly fetid waters of the 21st century.
About the Author
Lara Glenum is a poet, scholar, and translator. She is the author of three books of poetry: POP CORPSE! (Action Books, 2013), THE HOUNDS OF NO (Action Books, 2005), and MAXIMUM GAGA (Action Books, 2009). With Arielle Greenberg, she is the co-editor of GURLESQUE, an anthology of contemporary women's poetry and visual art (Saturnalia Books, 2010). She is currently collaborating with sound, visual, and digital media artists on Meat Out of the Eater, a multimedia production. Her poems have appeared in NEW AMERICAN WRITING, Conjunctions, FENCE, DENVER QUARTERLY, and elsewhere. The previous recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Prague, Lara translates 20th and 21st century Czech poetry. With Josef Horacek, she is translating the late Czech Modernist Vladimir Holan, a project that has received an NEA Translation Fellowship. Her areas of critical research include women Modernists, the historical avant-garde, gender and the grotesque, and the gothic. Lara teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at LSU. She also serves as the chair of the Multimedia Writing advisory board for WILA (Women in the Literary Arts).