Articles by Patricia Lockwood

About Patricia Lockwood
Patricia Lockwood is an American poet and comedian. She has published two books of poetry and is notable for her trans-genre poetics, including her series of Twitter "sexts" and the prose poem "Rape Joke." Lockwood was born in a trailer in Fort Wayne, Indiana.[1] Her father, a Naval seaman serving on a nuclear submarine in the Cold War, had a conversion experience after watching The Exorcist and became a married Catholic priest.

Rape Joke

March 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

The rape joke is that you were 19 years old. The rape joke is that he was your boyfriend. The rape joke it wore a goatee. A goatee. Imagine the rape joke looking in the mirror, perfectly reflecting back itself, and grooming itself to look more like a rape joke. [+]