An uncompromising first full-length poetry collection by intentionally renowned poet/publisher/designer Kat Georges.
OUR LADY OF THE HUNGER offers 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 internationally known poet and playwright, who cofounded San Francisco’s Marilyn Monroe Memorial Theater in 1992, where she served as co-artistic director for eight years. Her previous books include the poetry collections Our Lady of the Hunger, Punk Rock Journal, and Slow Dance at 120 Beats Per Minute. Her work has appeared in journals worldwide, including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunder’s Mouth Press), The Verdict Is In (as editor; Manic D Press), and Ladyland: Anthologie de Littérature Féminine Américaine (13E Note Editions). Her nonfiction prose has been published in San Francisco Examiner, Orange County Register, La Habra Daily Journal, and more. She was born and raised in Southern California, where she co-founded The Eye Magazine, which covered the SoCal punk scene in the early 80s, following her graduation from California State University, Fullerton. She is cofounder and codirector of Three Rooms Press and currently lives in New York City.