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Eyeballs Turn to an Interview With Patricia Lockwood January 6, 2014: A new interview with Patricia Lockwood is up at The Rumpus! Lockwood, who hit the poetry big-time after her poem "Rape Joke" took Internet flight upon publication at The Awl, talks with Lauren O'Neal about this newfound fame, her book Balloon Pop Outlaw Black, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s influence on her writing, and more. A grounded [...] by

Patricia Lockwood ‘Rape Joke’ Poem Is World-Famous July 29, 2013: Patricia Lockwood's new poem, "Rape Joke," was published last week at The Awl, and was all over the internets in the hours following, i.e., it's gone viral, says Coldfront. Patricia Lockwood’s long poem “Rape Joke,” published yesterday by Mark Bibbins at The Awl, received more than 10,000 Facebook “likes” within hours of being [...] by

Patricia Lockwood Gets a Post Script Best of at The New Yorker December 21, 2012: Over at The New Yorker, a few late additions have been made to their Best Books of 2012 list. Sasha Frere-Jones had this to say about Patricia Lockwood's Balloon Pop Outlaw Black: Patricia Lockwood is one of the few people who makes Twitter seem like it needed inventing, rather than being a new digital signal to abide. As [...] by

Let’s Help Patricia Lockwood Get a Tramp Stamp, Shall We? October 24, 2012: Well, this is awesome. Patricia Lockwood, author of the brand spanking new Balloon Pop Outlaw Black, from Octopus Books, has dreamed up quite the sales pitch. See, there are a number of Pupeyes (dog/Popeye hybrids, like ligers, but way, way cooler) on the cover of said book, part of an illustration by Lisa Hanawalt. Well, if the book sells out [...] by

‘It’s very difficult to be a funny poet’: An Interview with Patricia Lockwood October 11, 2012: Poet and Twitter extraordinaire Patricia Lockwood took part in this interview at Connect Savannah. She talks a bit about her Twitter sexts and her poetry. Here's a taste of the latter: The daughter of a Catholic priest, Lockwood grew up as part of a strict religious family in Indiana and Missouri. Both precocious and a [...] by

Patricia Lockwood Tweets Shaq, Writes Poem August 3, 2012: Slate served up a special treat for Patricia Lockwood fans: a new poem and an essay on her creative process. This includes multiple tweets to Shaquille O'Neil in order to discover what it is "to dunk." She doesn't have any books about basketball, so how else is she supposed to figure it out? Do I have any books about basketball in my [...] by

Patricia Lockwood’s Fans and Followers Help Fund Her Husband’s Eye Surgeries May 16, 2012: This is an awesome story. If you know Patricia Lockwood's work (her first book is forthcoming from Octopus Books) or follow her legendary Twitter account then you know a. she is awesome and b. she recently took to Twitter when overwhelmed at the news that her husband had been diagnosed with posterior subcapsular cataracts in both eyes. Her [...] by