Slanky

Poems and Songs

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Paperback | 5.5 x 8.2, 144 Pages | ISBN 9781593765040

Cult poet and musician Mike Doughty makes his print debut with Slanky, a black-comic stroll through the demimonde of pop culture and modern urban life. Doughty’s poems are at once absurdest and matter-of-fact; the images he conjures are thrown into high relief through cutting wordplay. In a series of prose poems about showbiz, he re-imagines Cookie Monster as a burned-out suicide, and cheesy talk-show host Joe Franklin as a cross-dressing witness to the apocalypse. And in “For Charlotte, Unlisted,” he wrenchingly tracks the elusive memory of a faded romance.

 

MIKE DOUGHTY is a musician and prolific blogger. Among other publications, he has written articles for the New York Press, Paper, and Village Voice. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Doughty’s memoir, The Book of Drugs, was published by Da Capo Press in January 2012.

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