Of Mongrelitude by Julian Talamantez Brolaski


Classic literature and pop culture converge to break apart formal linguistics in a never-before-seen lyric.

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Poems that break language apart from the inside. Brolaski’s third collection combines Latin, pop culture, etymology, politics, and sex in linguistic experimentation. It asks the reader to let go of expectations and be open to a sonically immersive experience. The poems are as radical as they are romantic, rewriting the rules of grammar and creating a personal vernacular.

Julian T. Brolaski is the author of Advice for Lovers (City Lights 2012), gowanus atropolis (Ugly Duckling Presse 2011), and co-editor of NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life & Work of kari edwards (Litmus Press / Belladonna Books 2009). Julian lives in Oakland, and is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in the country band The Western Skyline.

Of Mongrelitude by Julian Talamantez Brolaski