Hothouse
Karyna MyGlynn takes readers on tour through the half-haunted house of the contemporary American psyche with wit, whimsy, and candid confession. Disappointing lovers surface in the bedroom; in the bathroom, "the drained tub ticks with mollusks & lobsters;" revenge fantasies and death lurk in the basement where they rightly belong. With lush imagery and au courant asides, Hothouse surprises and delights.Karyna McGlynn is the author of I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl and three chapbooks. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Translation at Oberlin College.

Hothouse Details

TitleHothouse
Author
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 13th, 2017
PublisherSarabande Books
ISBN1941411452
ISBN-139781941411452
Number of pages80 pages
Rating
GenrePoetry

Hothouse Review

  • Maggie
    May 11, 2017
    Maybe I'm biased because I was so in love with McGlynn's weirdness in "I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl," but "Hothouse" left me missing the gross lyricism of her previous work. Though perhaps more candid and clever, "Hothouse" seemed all flash, crushing its subtler poems. I do love the organizing "house" structure and of course, when McGlynn hits, she kills.
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