Fuckscapes by Sean Kilpatrick

by on Aug.21, 2011

Blue Square Editions is publishing Sean Kilpatrick’s first book, Fuckscapes. If you order it now, you get STAB PYRAMID, a book he wrote with Blake Butler, as an extra.


“The violent, sexual zone of television and entertainment is made to saturate that safe-haven, the American Family. The result is a zone of violent ambience, a ‘fuckscape’: where every object or word can be made to do horrific acts. As when torturers use banal objects on its victims, it is the most banal objects that become the most horrific (and hilarious) in Sean Kilpatrick’s brilliant first book.”

– Johannes Goransson, author of A New Quarantine Will Take My Place

“Pregnancy dream of poetry has this Sean Kilpatrick book by the fist. You learn to signal to others from the woken state, here, line-by-line. Do you have any extra money? Buy this book! If you have to skip lunch, buy THIS BOOK! “I held my breath so hard I ended up in the country.” Some poetry you read is forgotten, and never remembered. Some poetry, this poetry, Sean Kilpatrick’s poetry, is a manual for exciting the engine to throw you out of the vanquished pleasures. Here is your I.V. drip of sphinx’s blood.”

– CA Conrad, author of The Book of Frank

2 comments for this entry:
  1. Nick Demske

    this definitely looks like a book I want to read. Johannes, your blurb echoes some of the things Nick Flynn was recently discussing in this interview: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/article/242456

    you might want to check it out just for the parallels, if nothing else. Thanks for hepping me to kirkpatrick.


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