Meet Patricia Lockwood

  • June 3, 2017

The author of Priestdaddy: A Memoir comes to DC on Mon., June 5th, at 7PM.

Meet Patricia Lockwood

One of today’s boldest and most original poets, Lockwood gained wide attention when her poem “Rape Joke” went viral in 2013. Included in her second collection, Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, it won a Pushcart Prize and a place in The Best American Poetry 2014. Now “the poet laureate of Twitter” applies her humor, candor, and startling way with language to a memoir about her family. Intertwining scenes from her unconventional childhood with her experiences as an adult returning home for an eight-month stay, Lockwood gives an unforgettable portrait of her father, a married Catholic priest who loves to play the guitar. As she documents the strange, sometimes obsessive side of the religion she grew up with, Lockwood also considers the church’s troubling recent history.

This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

At Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Click here for info.

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