Author: Nick Demske
Publisher: Fence Books (2010)
Love poems to the "bad," composed in the idiom of cliché, conceptualized as self-portraits, alive in the historically awesome, presently bankrupt form of the sonnet, these debut poems obsess, as do all dead white men, over big, common social constructs like race, gender, and sexuality. Demske employs himself yet is repulsed by categorization: Fake and Real. He desensitizes your obscenity-mometer.