Monsters I Have Been

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Pub Date: 04/16/2019

Pages: 100

Trim: 9 x 6

Publisher: Alice James Books

Imprint: Alice James Books

ISBN 13: 9781938584985

ISBN 10: 1938584988

Price: $16.95

Category: POETRY / American / General

Monsters I Have Been

By Kenji C. Liu

Price: $16.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

Using an invented poetry method called frankenpo (frankenstein poetry), Liu takes existing texts and remixes them, creating multi-faceted poems that investigate the relationship between toxic masculinity and forms of violence plaguing our modern society. It also explores the male-male erotic and marginalized masculinities that are urgently needed as a counterweight to today's dominant hypermasculinity.

About the Book

By challenging masculinity, these poems speak to the rejection of traditional societal values in favor of being yourself.

Author

Kenji C. Liu (劉謙司) is author of Map of an Onion, national winner of the 2015 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize. His poetry is in American Poetry Review, Action Yes!, Apogee, Barrow Street, The Feminist Wire,The Progressive, The Rumpus, The Volta, Split This Rock’s poem of the week series, several anthologies, and two chapbooks, Craters: A Field Guide (2017) and You Left Without Your Shoes (2009). A Kundiman fellow and an alumnus of VONA/Voices, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and the Community of Writers, he lives in Los Angeles.