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"Durbin's debut volume sizzles...Throughout this deeply feminist, groundbreaking collection, she employs both the elemental forces of her intellect and a vigorous intensity of startling imagery to implode or explode conventional notions ...
"Durbin's debut volume sizzles...Throughout this deeply feminist, groundbreaking collection, she employs both the elemental forces of her intellect and a vigorous intensity of startling imagery to implode or explode conventional notions of sexuality and womanhood."
--Maurya Simon, author of Cartographies
"Durbin writes first-rate traditional lyric poems, while at other times she writes poems that push the limits of the avant-garde and, most amazingly, at other times, she makes a loving marriage of the two! This is an exceptional debut by a young poet burning with talent."
--Thomas Lux, author of God Particles
Black Goat is an independent poetry imprint of Akashic Books created and curated by award-winning Nigerian author Chris Abani (author of Becoming Abigail and Song for Night). Black Goat is committed to publishing well-crafted poetry with a focus on experimental or thematically challenging work. The series aims to create a proportional representation of female poets and non-American poets, particularly poets from Africa.
Little Red Riding Hood, Jezebel, Catherine Breillat's Fat Girl, Marilyn Monroe, Amelia Earhart, Pier Paolo Pasolini's Christ--these are only a few of the archetypal and pop cultural characters that populate Kate Durbin's strange and mesmerizing coming-of-age poetry collection, The Ravenous Audience.
Posted April 22, 2010
I won a free copy of this book.
I have to say I haven't read any poetry outside of stuff I had to read in various Lit classes so I don't have a lot to compare to but I enjoyed this collection. Very different from what I would expect from poetry, in a good way.