Patricia Lockwood – Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals
Late Night Love Affair, hosted by Sarah Marshall and Candace Opper
This month Sarah and Candace discuss Patricia Lockwood’s new poetry collection, Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals. Topics of conversation include: what it means to be a popular poet today, Lorrie Moore, forest creatures, All That Jazz, the concept of whimsy, and the role of humor in grief.
There’s this wonderful rhythm and repetition that comes into a lot of these… it’s like trying to shuck a clam. Each line is just sort of repeating the gesture and working and working until it kind of opens and you see something glistening and weird.
ABOUT OUR HOSTS:
Candace Opper and Sarah Marshall met in the MFA creative writing program at Portland State. They share a love of slasher films, George C. Scott, conspiracy theory, Stephen King, VCRs, air-popped popcorn, Jurassic Park, and discussing over coffee their obsessions with suicide and serial killers, respectively.
ABOUT THE MUSIC:
All music for Late Night Love Affair courtesy of the very talented Josh Bleeks, who you won’t find on the internet. Josh lives in Chicago where he writes and records music, and edits audio for Late Night Library.
About that Oxen Head:
The above taxidermy art is by Brooke Weston, featured at the Jupiter Hotel in Portland, Oregon.