Male Pregnancy in Reverse by Tom Prime

Male Pregnancy in Reverse

  • Poetry
  • 64 pages, 8×5 inches
  • Price: $18 CAD · $16 USD
  • ISBN: 9781554202072
  • Date published: 2023-09-30
  • Availability: not yet published


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About Male Pregnancy in Reverse

Male Pregnancy in Reverse, a long poem "in 5 Acts", transmutes a disturbing and sometimes horrifying experience—albeit one which is only ever obliquely and allegorically described—into a dazzling and heady literary puzzle.

Wielding a rich and suggestive vocabulary largely drawn from Elizabethan literary texts, but working within a tradition that includes Rimbaud and Mallarme, Tom Prime revels in a lexigraphic bubblebath that combines visual poetry, typographic moves, fragments of a play, a cast of characters that include Brayne-worme, Volpone, Baby and Mother, and uneasy-laughter-inducing silliness.

About Tom Prime

Tom Prime is the author and co-author (with Gary Barwin) of several poetry chapbooks. His debut solo collection, Mouthfuls of Space, was published in the fall of 2021, by Anvil Press. His writing has appeared in Brave New World, Carousel, Ditch, Fjords Review, The Rusty Toque, Lana Turner, Vallum, and Watch Your Head, among others. He currently lives in London, Ontario, where he is completing his PhD in English at the University of Western Ontario.

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