Karyna MyGlynn takes readers on tour through the half-haunted house of the contemporary American psyche with wit, whimsy, and candid confession. Disappointing lovers surface in the bedroom; in the bathroom, "the drained tub ticks with mollusks & lobsters;" revenge fantasies and death lurk in the basement where they rightly belong. With lush imagery and au courant asides, Hothouse surprises and delights.
Karyna McGlynn is the author of I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl and three chapbooks. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Translation at Oberlin College.
I Can’t Stop Being Performative
When Someone Says I Love You
Broken Bottle of Vanilla Fields
Big Game Trophy Return Fantasy
In the Future No One Gets to Cry
Russel Says Everybody is Aubrey
Our Books, Our Books
Ars Poetica in a Boat (with You)
Self-Portrait as Erotic Thriller
Last Girl on the Floor
You Are My New God
Swing Dancers Named Michael
Self-Portrait as Aging Starlet
The Devil Chains Me to the Microphone
Waiting for Greg O.
What Happens in 1918 Won’t Stay in 1918
This is a Screwdriver, She Says
Lottery of Bad Apologies
It is Easier
Love in the Age of Bar Paraphernalia
Somebody Gets Shot at the RV Park
The New Sincerity
First Aid Kit
Rich Girl Camp Revenge Fantasy
Fortune is a Woman in Furs at the Food Bank
Elegiac Stanzas (With Rhinestones)
Of all the Dead People I Know
Tennessee Wedding on VHS
The Afterlife of My Lost Blazers
"Playful, fun, and morbidly dark, McGlynn’s poetry takes readers through a journey of rogue justice and karma-balancing — the kind that only exists in the deepest annals of your subconscious."
—Bustle, "The Fifteen Most Anticipated Poetry Collections of 2017"
"Playful, fun, and morbidly dark, McGlynn’s poetry takes readers through a journey of rogue justice and karma-balancing the kind that only exists in the deepest annals of your subconscious."
Bustle, "The Fifteen Most Anticipated Poetry Collections of 2017"