hothead cover

  • Series: LSU Press Paperback Original
  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press (April, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780807167823
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Hothead is a hot book. Meteoric, mercurial, sexy, and haibun-ghosted, it is a jeremiadic prayer to language (“each word a partner, each sound a move”), the planet, and the vexed and stalwart “self.” At one point, Cushman’s speaker shares with his consort, an aging laptop he’s christened Patience (“Patty”), that “we need our own genre.” 


This singular, arresting poem—part ars poetica, part encyclopedic litany of our imperiled cultural and historical moment, part prodigious lyric roller-coaster ride of the erotics of attention—creates just that.” —Lisa Russ Spaar

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