by Lara Glenum
1 February 2009
Get minky in the momodrome with Lara Glenum’s second book, Maximum Gaga. In scenic Catatonia, the Normopath snoozles, the Cherubim applaud, King Minus lies face-down, the Visual Mercenaries burst in, Icky and his school-boy minions race past, and the Queen Naked Mole Rat climbs inside the miraculating machine. Reworking the tabloid maximalism of Jacobean drama, this book investigates the politics of aesthetics and prosthetics, gender and power.
Jacket | Galatea Resurrects | Loads of Learned Lumber
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lara Glenum is the author of four books of poetry: Pop Corpse! (Action Books, 2013), Maximum Gaga (Action Books, 2009), The Hounds of No (Action Books, 2005) and All Hopped Up on Fleshy Dumdums (Spork Editions, 2013).
She is also the co-editor, with Arielle Greenberg, of Gurlesque (Saturnalia Books, 2010), an anthology of contemporary women’s poetry and visual art. She is the previous recipient of a Fulbright grant and an NEA Translation Fellowship (with Josef Horacek).
In 2009, she collaborated on the video and sculptural installation Meat Out of the Eater (Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, NY). Her poems and critical writing have appeared in New American Writing, Fence, Jacket, Conjunctions, The Denver Quarterly and elsewhere. She teaches poetry, multimedia art, translation theory, performance/collaborative art, and classes on international Modernism and the historical Avant-Garde in the MFA program at LSU, where she curates several reading series.