Marie Buck
Portrait of Doom

ISBN 9781928650362
114 pages



  In Portrait of Doom, Marie Buck creates a cast of angsty heroes who speculate on their own bodies and the fucked-up, ever-shifting world around them. The characters suffer their fates and wait for an opening, a site for confronting the cops, spiders, parents, brokers, dragons, and ice-bombers who control their pleasures and threaten to keep them in cycles of misery and ecstatic hope forever. Buck's new book is as mobile as this cast of characters and antagonists is diverse and relentless--militant, tender, outraged, witty, understated, and excessive. "With our bombs melting / what's the right thing to do? / The opening we want is behind its ear."