Doom: Love Poems for Supervillains

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Insomniac Press, 2012 - FICTION - 120 pages
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DOOM: Love Poems for Supervillains is an edgy and erotic investigation of comic book bad boys. These poems employ a language that is highly technical and dense, but it becomes witty, intimate and even tender in its specificity. These poems address the results of abuses of power and taken together present a case study in the pathology of villainy. Praise for Thumbscrews: "Natalie Zina Walschots [is] a writer who engages with the aesthetics of sadomasochism in order to generate elegant, sensual poetry that writhes inside the shackles of its own linguistic constraint... [she] treats each poem as a miniature, theatrical tableau--a 'passion play, ' in which she forces language to submit to her will, beating its grammar into a stupor of ecstatic nonsense."--Christian Bok, The Poetry Foundation
 

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Contents

Doom
13
Joker
16
Lex
18
Magneto
19
Quicksilver
22
Ras al Ghul
25
Green Goblin
27
Strange
29
Harley Quinn
71
Giganta
72
Electra
73
Medusa
74
Scylla
75
Dark Phoenix
76
Blackgate
79
Iron Heights
80

Kingpin
31
Dr Octopus
32
Bulleye
33
Charybdis
34
Deadpool
35
Scarecrow
36
Beef
37
Sinestro
38
Blob
40
Beetle
42
General Zod
43
Mr Freeze
44
Clayface
45
TwoFace
46
Genosha
53
Latveria
54
Apokolips
55
Atlantis
56
Gotham
57
Metropolis
59
Murderworld
60
Danger Room
61
LexCorp
62
Hell
63
Pugatory
64
Catwoman
67
Poison Ivy
69
Lady Deathstrike
70
The Vault
82
The Gulag
83
The Phantom Zone
84
Strykers Island
85
The Big House
86
Ravencroft
87
Arkham Asylum
88
Darkseid
95
Bane
97
Sabretooth
99
MODOK
100
Mister Sinister
101
Kid Miracleman
102
Venom
103
Carnage
104
Toad
105
Mephisto
106
Blackheart
109
Penance
110
Red Skull
111
Mastermind
112
Galactus
114
Omega Red
115
Doomsday
116
Acknowledgements
118
back cover
121
Copyright

About the author (2012)

Natalie Zina Walschots is a poet and music journalist. Her first book of poetry, Thumbscrews (2007), won the inaugural Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. She holds an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary and her poetry has appeared widely in literary magazines. She currently serves as the managing editor for Canada Arts Connect and the reviews editor for This Magazine. Her secret lair is located in Toronto. Visit her at www.nataliezed.ca.

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