Gurlesque
Gurlesque
the new grrly, grotesque, burlesque poetics

Edited by Lara Glenum, Arielle Greenberg


Gurlesque: the new grrly, grotesque, burlesque poetics brings together eighteen poets of wide-ranging backgrounds, united in their ability to push the aesthetic envelope through radical, femme, Third Wave strategies, and pairs them with visual artists who do the same. At the turn of the millennium, we are witnessing the emergence of a vital--perhaps viral--new strain of female poetics: the "Gurlesque," a term that describes writers who perform femininity in their poems in a campy or overtly mocking manner, risking the grotesque to shake the foundations of acceptable female behavior and language. Built from the bric-a-brac of girl culture, these works charm and repel: this work is fun, subversive, and important. Poets include Brenda Coultas, Brenda Shaghnessy, Cathy Park Hong, Matthea Harvey, and Sarah Vap.

Title Gurlesque
Subtitle the new grrly, grotesque, burlesque poetics
Edited by Lara Glenum, Arielle Greenberg
Publisher Saturnalia
Dewey Classification 811
Title First Published 09 March 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 300 p.
ISBN-10 0981859143
ISBN-13 9780981859149
Publication Date 09 March 2010
Main content page count 300
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $20.00
 


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