Tweaky Village (Paperback)

By Kevin Killian

Wonder, 9780989598521, 116pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2014



Poetry. LGBT Studies. The winner of the first Wonder Prize, Kevin Killian's TWEAKY VILLAGE is a book of poems from a dreamy Oz of delirium and nostalgia, memory and desire. Killian pays homage to the Iraq War dead, George Kuchar, old Hollywood, Kylie Minogue, friends, lovers and almost lovers: "Five years in / to a war that never ends, / I heard telephones, opera house, favorite melodies." Voices from the past Tim Dlugos, David Bowie, Abraham Lincoln fade in and out like overheard conversation, half- remembered a dozen years later.