Male Pregnancy in Reverse
- 64 pages, 8×5 inches
- Price: $18 CAD · $16 USD
- ISBN: 9781554202072
- Date published: 2023-09-30
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About Male Pregnancy in Reverse
Male Pregnancy in Reverse, a long poem "in 5 Acts", transmutes a disturbing and sometimes horrifying experience—albeit one which is only ever obliquely and allegorically described—into a dazzling and heady literary puzzle.
Wielding a rich and suggestive vocabulary largely drawn from Elizabethan literary texts, but working within a tradition that includes Rimbaud and Mallarme, Tom Prime revels in a lexigraphic bubblebath that combines visual poetry, typographic moves, fragments of a play, a cast of characters that include Brayne-worme, Volpone, Baby and Mother, and uneasy-laughter-inducing silliness.
"In Tom Prime’s pataseminal Male Pregnancy in Reverse (an Elizabethan concept of misogyny), a postlanguage, dramatological inferno of extreme poiesis in 5 acts, the “actus primus” is a postapocalyptic mélange of the hyperérotique, the scatotheological, the psychoasemic, the BDSMic, les Symbolistes Français and the Elizabethan underworld in a “filthcloth miasma” of postgender eschatons disseminating their “electrolarynxes” in a highly original dramatis personae of posthuman porn comprised of Chorus, Occasion, the acromegalic, Analyst, Me, Satan, You, Mosca, Volpone, Percy, Eleanor Davies, Real Estate Agent, the predator, Amelia, Hero, Grandpa, Narrator, Baby, Mother, Manet Titivillus, Brayne-worme, Leander, Guru, Anna Trapnell, Dex and Father of Bro. Tom Prime is at the forefront of a new generation of avant-gardists."—Daniel Y. Harris, author of The Posthuman Series, (Volumes I-V, BlazeVOX)