the meatgirl whatever

pub date: 04/03/2014
paperback isbn: 978-1934200728
paperback: $15.95

The poems in Kristin Hatch’s debut collection ooze with the viscus of shattered reality. Bodily, almost animalistic, they flirt with apocalypse, accumulate like diary entries from a madman’s kitchen where knife blades hover near the jugular. “This is a documentary,” writes K. Silem Mohammad, who selected this book for the National Poetry Series, “or these poems are promotional cartoon avatars, installations of a longer, live-action Emmy-winning series in which glee and melancholy, revulsion and beauty, lyric and satire, living flesh and chopped-up meat combine in sinister gurlesque fantasia.” A terrifying and necessary first book.   Winner of the National Poetry Series.