DOOM: Love Poems for Supervillains is an edgy and erotic investigation of comic book bad boys. These poems employ a language that is highly technical and dense, but it becomes witty, intimate and even tender in its specificity. These poems address the results of abuses of power and taken together present a case study in the pathology of villainy. Praise for Thumbscrews:“Natalie Zina Walschots [is] a writer who engages with the aesthetics of sadomasochism in order to generate elegant, sensual poetry that writhes inside the shackles of its own linguistic constraint... [she] treats each poem as a miniature, theatrical tableau—a ‘passion play,’ in which she forces language to submit to her will, beating its grammar into a stupor of ecstatic nonsense.”—Christian Bök, The Poetry Foundation
Natalie Zina Walschots
Natalie Zina Walschots is a poet and music journalist. Her first book of poetry, Thumbscrews (2007), won the inaugural Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Her poetry has appeared widely in literary magazines including Carousel, Broken Pencil, Dandelion, Open Letter, Rampike, Matrix and dead (g)end(er). She holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary and was the managing editor of both filling Station and Dandelion magazines. She lives in Toronto. Visit her at www.nataliezed.ca.
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