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 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.
|Publisher:||Dalkey Archive Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.62(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Lauren Fairbanks was born in 1958 in South Bend, Indiana, and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She has degrees from the University of Scranton and the University of Chicago, and has studied creative writing with both Gilbert Sorrentino and Richard Stern. She is married to Madan Jagernauth and lives in Plano, Texas.
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