[PDF] Download ✓ Deviant Propulsion | by ç C.A.Conrad

By C.A.Conrad | Comments: ( 579 ) | Date: ( May 30, 2020 )

Deviant Propulsion is dedicated to the elimination of fear The title refers to the idea that those who are deviant propel the world forward at top speed Delving into the center of the endless webs of repression against our bodies, desires, politics, and imaginations, are those whose actions and motion cut away at the systemic limitations of society This collection of poDeviant Propulsion is dedicated to the elimination of fear The title refers to the idea that those who are deviant propel the world forward at top speed Delving into the center of the endless webs of repression against our bodies, desires, politics, and imaginations, are those whose actions and motion cut away at the systemic limitations of society This collection of poems was written with the inspiration and work of these people in mind.As a working class queer poet, Conrad has had to fight through different stratifications of oppression his entire life His poems vibrate with the flamboyant desire that manifests itself in queer culture, where the right to act on basic desires can become a battleground, and everyday acts of love and devotion must be enacted as a political form of defiance The poems that emerge from this life long struggle illustrate the sharp edge of that defiance and desire, where joy is closely linked to death In a world ruled by those who govern with fear, and in a landscape barbed with those who are terrified of desire, moving at speed of deviants is the only way to transform potential into action, and desire into positive change.


  • Title: Deviant Propulsion
  • Author: C.A.Conrad
  • ISBN: 9781932360875
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

C.A.Conrad

CAConrad s childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift He is the author of 9 books of poetry and essays the latest While Standing In Line For Death is forthcoming from Wave Books in September 2017 He is a Pew Fellow and has also received fellowships from Lannan Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, Banff, RADAR, Flying Ojbect and Ucross For his books, essays, and details on the documentary The Book of Conrad Delinquent Films, 2016 , please visit CAConrad



Comments Deviant Propulsion

  • C.A.

    Reading from it in the tub: youtube/watch?v=XaOwLpDorothea Lasky's tub in her old apartment!She's now happily married and living elsewhere!YES I GAVE MYSELF 5 FUCKING STARS! If I don't LOVE my book then who the hell else will!? You can see sample poems and other things here: CAConrad And in particular the "Dear Mr. President" poem here: thedearmrpresidentpoemspo and the "Celebrities I've Seen Off Stage" poem here: seenoffstage/ and "Deviant Propulsion" title poem here: blessedarethedeviantConrad [...]


  • Sarah

    was probably going to be a 3 star until the last few poems happened. ----------------evaporate againi introduce the new hairon my legto the rest of itselfwe're so muchwater we're clouds when we diei fill my mouth on the rainof your missing tonguei will always drink from youevery year the night Anne Sexton killed herselfyou said prayerslit candlesi make spacebetween Neruda and Platwhere your book could have beenwater has no memoryof creating your thighsthe florist preferredfunerals overweddingsth [...]


  • Richard

    CAConrad's poems vibrate with the flamboyant desire that manifests itself in queer culture, where the right to act on basic desires can become a battleground, and everyday acts of love and devotion must be enacted as a political form of defiance. The poems that emerge from this life long struggle illustrate the sharp edge of that defiance and desire, where joy is closely linked to death. In a world ruled by those who govern with fear, and in a landscape barbed with those who are terrified of des [...]


  • Brian

    this book gave me the finger. if it had been a chicken finger i would have eaten it. chickens don't have fingers. they taste good dipped in bbq sauce. if you dipped this book in bbq sauce, it wouldn't taste any better, and it would be messy.


  • Andrea

    CAConrad is one of my favorite poets! For me he's like Eileen Myles in that I know I can invite basically anyone to a reading of his with utter confidence that they will have a good time and thank me for it. Same goes for his book. Read his blog: phillysound.


  • Rusty

    I liked this a lot, but wished for a bit of a longer line sometimes. It's not much criticism, I know, but the poems often seemed unduly clipped--difficult to see my way toward breathing them out in a reading. I hope I get to hear them aloud some time.


  • Scott Wolfe

    Heard him read from this at a poetry reading in Brooklyn a couple of years ago and he blew me away. The other poets were good too, but I remember CA Conrad the best, especially when he read the poem for George Bush. My girlfriend took my copy and after we broke up I had to buy another one.


  • Logan

    Totally. Brutally. Honest. Loving. Spiteful. Hilarious. FIVE STARS!!!


  • Dana

    a friend took me to hear him give a poetry reading in San Fran a couple years ago, he's the real deal


  • Jamie Erickson

    who gave / Love the / heart? fuck / the heart / i Love you / with all / my liver


  • Maria Raha

    BUY THISNRAD IS AN AMAZING POET AND A FRIEND OF MINE.buy it. it's amazing!


  • Erin

    Favorites: The Distance & Valentine's Day


  • Julia

    Conrad's poem for Bush is one of the most beautiful I have ever read!


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