The Hounds of No

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Action Books, 2005 - Poetry - 64 pages
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Poetry. Lara Glenum was raised in the gothic South, studied at the University of Chicago and the University of Virgina, and now teaches at the University of Georgia. In this entirely unheimlich debut, she enters the stage of American poetry like a Fritz Lang glamor-girl-cum-anatomical-model. Glenum recovers the political intensity and daring of the Surrealist project. "The extraordinary precision of these poems is so stunning, we can't help but feel blinded by their visions: sock-monkeys, dollhouses, and "a circus made of meat" vibrate between the playful and the brutal so deftly, each line is a perfect shard of some fantastic planet, gloriously and sadly like our own. As in Blake's apocalyptic images, the sky rolls itself up like a scroll--brilliant in its colors and infinite in its scope. Glorious!"--D.A. Powell.

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Lara Glenum is a poet, scholar, and translator. She is the author of two books of poetry: THE HOUNDS OF NO (Action Books, 2005) and MAXIMUM GAGA (Action Books, 2009). With Arielle Greenberg, she is the co-editor of GURLESQUE, an anthology of contemporary women's poetry and visual art (Saturnalia Books, 2010). She is currently collaborating with sound, visual, and digital media artists on Meat Out of the Eater, a multimedia production. Her poems have appeared in NEW AMERICAN WRITING, Conjunctions, FENCE, DENVER QUARTERLY, and elsewhere. The previous recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Prague, Lara translates 20th and 21st century Czech poetry. With Josef Horacek, she is translating the late Czech Modernist Vladimir Holan, a project that has received an NEA Translation Fellowship. Her areas of critical research include women Modernists, the historical avant-garde, gender and the grotesque, and the gothic. Lara teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at LSU. She also serves as the chair of the Multimedia Writing advisory board for WILA (Women in the Literary Arts).

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