Sunday, June 04, 2017

Patricia Lockwood's six favorite books

Patricia Lockwood was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and raised in all the worst cities of the Midwest. She is the author of the poetry collections, Balloon Pop Outlaw Black and Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, and the new memoir, Priestdaddy. One of her six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

Still the finest answer we have to the question, What happens to the life of the mind under the small dullnesses and large oppressions of household routine? What happens to the helpless and horsepowered genius in a family? What happens to her in a classroom, in a culture, in a country?
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue