Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Find: The Ravenous Audience by Kate Durbin

The Ravenous Audience by Kate Durbin

Kate Durbin's debut volume is not for the weak of gut. Cum, blood, vomit, and other bodily juices slop off the page in a grotesque reanimation of history and art's female villains and s/heroes. Unlike other feminist revisionist texts, The Ravenous Audience refuses to rescue the misunderstood bitches of our cultural past, instead viscerally imposing the scope of their bodily and existential horrors--including each woman's culpability. Durbin even throws the reader, and the poet, into the cauldron. Complicating all easy notions of responsibility, she points the finger in every direction possible--before biting it clean.

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Interesting - not sure it's for me, though.

Alayne said...

Interesting find. Mine are at The Crowded Leaf.

naida said...

Oh my gosh, sounds intense!
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A Blog In The Rough said...

Wow, sounds like a heavy read.
Happy Friday!

Wendy said...

Wow, I don't know if that one is for me!!! But, I'll look forward to what you think of it after you've read it (or have you read it already?)