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Junk The third book in Tommy Pico s Teebs trilogy Junk is a breakup poem in couplets ice floe and hot lava a tribute to Janet Jackson and nacho cheese In the static that follows the loss of a job or an a

  • Title: Junk
  • Author: Tommy Pico
  • ISBN: 9781941040973
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback
  • Junk By Tommy Pico, The third book in Tommy Pico s Teebs trilogy, Junk is a breakup poem in couplets ice floe and hot lava, a tribute to Janet Jackson and nacho cheese In the static that follows the loss of a job or an apartment or a boyfriend, what can you grab onto for orientation The narrator wonders what happens to the sense of self when the illusion of security has been stripped away.The third book in Tommy Pico s Teebs trilogy, Junk is a breakup poem in couplets ice floe and hot lava, a tribute to Janet Jackson and nacho cheese In the static that follows the loss of a job or an apartment or a boyfriend, what can you grab onto for orientation The narrator wonders what happens to the sense of self when the illusion of security has been stripped away And for an indigenous person, how do these lost markers of identity echo larger cultural losses and erasures in a changing political landscape In part taking its cue from A.R Ammons s Garbage, Teebs names this liminal space Junk, in the sense that a junk shop is full of old things waiting for their next use different items that collectively become indistinct But can there be a comfort outside the anxiety of utility An appreciation of being for the sake of being And will there be Chili Cheese Fritos

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    1. 3.5 Junk food, junk shops, junk mail junk as in random stuff junk as in genitals These are the major elements of Pico s run on, stream of consciousness poem, the third in his Teebs trilogy after Nature Poem The overarching theme is being a homosexual Native American in Brooklyn You might think of Pico as a latter day Ginsberg The text speak and sexual explicitness might ordinarily be off putting for me, but there s something about Pico s voice that I really like He vacillates between flippant an [...]

    2. Junk is so anti pretty it s actually beautiful, tommy pico sings in this fucking sublime, absurd, ginsburg esque long form poem It s an apt description of the book itself, an unwieldy collection of couplets that follows neither rhyme nor reason but whose every word radiates like radioactive waste, glorious and abject, throwing in the great garbage fire everything from queer dating and eating terrible food to America s atrocious selective memory and the immense difficulty of being content in a wo [...]

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