percussion grenade

pub date: 05/15/2012
paperback isbn: 9781934200520
paperback: $15.95

Music and drama as weapons of productive destruction. This collection by prize-winning, massively influential literary star Joyelle McSweeney explodes the twinned and dangerous notions that images are pretty, and that they land predictably. Power struggles in all contexts and the driving ever-presence of a lexicon of puissance make this a bracing read, not for the faint of heart or mind.

McSweeney’s recent works make a fitful, voltaic motion in a deformation zone constituted by violence, genre, literary form, image, media, environmental degradation, power imbalances, mutation, possession, dispossession, disability, beauty, the mythic and the mundane, the living and the Dead, the Sublime.