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Nothing is pure or sacred in "Muzzle Thyself." If it hasn't rubbed up against something or isn't sweating, it's of little concern to Lauren Fairbanks. Literary fragments, "found materials," are organized in such a way as to appear unliterary. The narrative line breaks with authorial intrusion and other modes of interruption. Most poems end with a "slammed door" or a punchlNothing is pure or sacred in "Muzzle Thyself." If it hasn't rubbed up against something or isn't sweating, it's of little concern to Lauren Fairbanks. Literary fragments, "found materials," are organized in such a way as to appear unliterary. The narrative line breaks with authorial intrusion and other modes of interruption. Most poems end with a "slammed door" or a punchline. "Muzzle Thyself" is not lofty or nice, but it has juice. It's a created world, a world reflecting one mind. The creation is complexly unrealistic, filled with humor, rubbish, and ambiguous information....

Title : Muzzle Thyself: Poems
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ISBN : 9780916583743
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 64 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Muzzle Thyself: Poems Reviews

  • C.A.
    2018-12-06 02:28

    OH MY GOD this book is nothing less than 5 stars!It's 10 stars! And I think the Kathy Acker blurb says it, "What a strange mixture of literariness and originality. Fairbanks magically meshes the rhythms and textures of American poetry, especially of the Black Mountain school, with her own feminine feminist and very angry voice and music." YES, SHE KICKS SO MUCH ASS! I bought this book maybe 15 years ago in a used bookshop and it's one of those books you turn to again and again over the years. It's always fresh and like you're reading it for the first time! Here's a favorite, I love it:GOOD LITTLE HATERCouple of green WHAT?No one gets a (bathed in periodot light)home.She's a singlecellanimalon a chaintaking herself seriouslyelsewhereforaharmlesslittleeverynight screw(now and again).Me? One GREEN one.Green of hatefindsshe is the NOT HIDDEN ENOUGHlinkto a meaningless sealskinnedpeople.P.S. Did every cell of her body(bathed in peridot light)REALLYcall out to you?--------------------------C'MON, that is fucking AMAZING! Laruen Fairbanks ROCKS! And it's the only book of poetry I've ever read by her. I need to see if she's written more poetry. I know she wrote a novel.I LOVE THIS BOOK!EVERY FUCKING POEM OF THIS BOOK!CAConradhttp://CAConrad.blogspot.com

  • Paul Apelgren
    2018-11-10 22:12

    The imagination contained is sticky, dark, and difficult to access, but the work is worth having in my growing poetry collection. I worked through these poems slowly, loudly, and repeatedly. They are intriguing enough to spawn further study.