Queer Troublemakers: The Poetics of Flippancy

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‘Irreverent and provoking, the figure of the ‘queer troublemaker’ is a disruptive force both poetically and politically. Tracing the genealogy of this figure in modern avant-­‐garde American poetry, Prudence Bussey­Chamberlain develops innovative close readings of the works of Gertrude Stein, Frank O’Hara, Eileen Myles and Maggie Nelson. Exploring how these writers play with identity, gender, sexuality and genre, Bussey-Chamberlain constructs a queer poetics of flippancy that can subvert ideas of success and failure, affect and affectation,
performance and performativity, poetry and being.’
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages208
ISBN (Electronic)9781350079380, 9781350079366
ISBN (Print)9781350079359
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Critical Poetics

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