Patricia Lockwood [USA, 1982]
Patricia Lockwood is also called the “Poet Laureate of Twitter”. Even her best-known poem, “Rape Joke”, was described as a “series of exceptional tweets” by The New Yorker. Online, she captivates her audience with an endless stream of jokes and cat pictures; offline, with her incisive poetry and her recently-published memoir, Priestdaddy, about growing up with a Roman Catholic priest for a father. In her poetry she doesn’t shy away from controversial topics like sexual assault and life in Trump’s America – on the contrary, Lockwood’s work combines her razor-sharp sense of humour with an ability to go right to the sore spot.
READING: Sunday 16 June, 18:40 hrs - Jurriaanse Zaal