Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, by Patricia Lockwood. Penguin Poets, 2014. $20.00, 80 pages.

Lockwood’s outrageous poems transport the reader into a world overflowing with hyper-sexualized and twisted humor, intertwined with her own personal difficulties concerning love, war, and rape. Her …

Father Fox

“Don’t tell anyone,” he said, before he told me the story.

My father’s tales starred cheats, thieves, and priests, and he figured at thirteen I was old enough to hear one of his favorites. It began like this: once he …

This Side Up

For your purposes the machine inside
is a woman. She has been programmed to carry

but never initiate conversation. She comes equipped
with endless knowledge, from gapping spark plugs

to the Maxixe’s lifted kick, and can recite Jesus’ forty-six
parables, …



Plunk, by Tom C. Hunley. WSC Press, 2015. $16, 67 pages.

Why isn’t Tom C. Hunley a household name? We know Airwick and the Dyson Ball, but why isn’t Hunley, the author of four full-length books of poetry as well …

Under Belvidere Mountain

Uncle Joe Stalin visited Vermont, July of ’34—
same month and year Federico Garcia Lorca was in Eden Mills; Lorca took two days

to sober up from a long rollicking train ride to Montpelier where Stalin
disembarked three days before:


The biggest explosion I’ve ever seen was a goat’s head when I used to work on a farm.

That doesn’t make sense.

Sorry, I need to relax into this piece and keep it nonfiction.

I once lit a bottle rocket …



Jenni B. Baker is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Found Poetry Review. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Washington Square, Lunch Ticket, BOAAT, Quarterly West, and Whiskey Island. Her Oulipo-generated


Dedicated to Sigolène Vinson

I once did a class about violence and hyper-masculinity at Auburn University. I’d emailed the administration about what would happen if a school shooting happened. They never got back to me. About a month later there was …