The Free Stuff: Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexual

Everyone is talking about Patricia Lockwood, and they should be. Her second collection of poems, Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, is full of sex, animals, geography, and lines so bizarrely funny they make you swallow wrong and cough. Lockwood makes poetry feel like a real thing again, like something more important than whatever is on HBO. You should get the book and read it all at once, then do it again slowly.

In the meantime, 14 of the 31 poems in Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals are online, and we have rounded them up for you.

Search “Lizard Vagina” and You Shall Find

The Arch

When the World was Ten Years Old

He Marries the Stuffed Owl Exhibit

An Animorph Enters the Doggie-Dog World:

The Feeling of Needing a Pen

Nessie Wants to Watch Herself Doing It

Last of the Late Great Gorilla-Suit Actors

Factories Are Everywhere in Poetry Right Now

See a Furious Waterfall Without Water

Love Poem Like We Used to Write It

Rape Joke

The Hornet Mascot Falls in Love

The Hypno-Domme Speaks, and Speaks and Speaks

Plus a few older poems on Patricia Lockwood’s Wikipedia page

And a bonus recording of her latest poem, “What is the Zoo for What”:

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