Books by Kat Georges
“Our Lady of the Hunger” poems by Kat Georges
An uncompromising first full-length poetry collection by intentionally renowned poet/publisher/designer Kat Georges.
“Our Lady of the Hunger” is the first full-length collection of poems by Kat Georges, whose work has been heard and published internationally for three decades. Often hilarious, always insightful, Kat Georges writes inspired narrative poems inspired by punk rock, pop culture, food and the driving need to create, all the while exploring what it is to be a woman in the modern world. With poems about going to a Patti Smith concert, hearing Nirvana for the first time, a brawl at a health food store, these are imaginative, accessible works that resonate long after first reading. As author Ron Dakron notes, “Her poetry is an homage—not an imitation—to that black humor both the Surrealists and Dadaists championed.” The poem, “Text Me if you Can,” included in the collection, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. An excellent introduction to a fascinating poet, which makes poetry turn the everyday into the fantastic.
OUR LADY OF THE HUNGER, poems by Kat Georges; 6″ x 9″ Trade Perfect Bound; color cover with b/w interior; 92 pages; ISBN 978-0-9835813-4-5 (TRP-020); $15.00
High Praise for Our Lady of the Hunger
“In Our Lady of the Hunger, poet Kat Georges hungrily devours love, politics, memory, sex, feminism and whimsy and transforms them into a muscular poetry demanding to be read aloud. Her poetry is an homage—not an imitation—to that black humor both the Surrealists and Dadaists championed.” —Ron Dakron
About Kat Georges
Kat Georges is an NYC-based poet, playwright, performer, editor and designer. In addition to writing poetry, she has directed numerous Off-Broadway plays, curated poetry readings (including the bi-monthly Son of a Pony poetry reading series at Cornelia Street Cafe), and performed widely. She is co-founder and editor of Three Rooms Press; their most recent books include Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art; Have a NYC: New York Short Stories; and Mike Watt: On and Off Bass, a collection of photos and distilled tour diaries from the great punk rock bass player. Her poetry is included in The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunders Mouth Press), The Verdict is In (manic d press; also co-editor); Mas Tequila (Mas Tequila Press); and The Unbearables Big Book of Sex (Autonomedia), among countless other journals and literary magazines.Share This!