by Karyna McGlynn


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Karyna MyGlynn takes readers on tour through the half-haunted house of the contemporary American psyche with wit, whimsy, and candid confession. Disappointing lovers surface in the bedroom; in the bathroom, "the drained tub ticks with mollusks & lobsters;" revenge fantasies and death lurk in the basement where they rightly belong. With lush imagery and au courant asides, Hothouse surprises and delights.

Karyna McGlynn is the author of I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl and three chapbooks. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Translation at Oberlin College.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941411452
Publisher: Sarabande Books
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 1,167,663
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Karyna McGlynn is the author of I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl (Sarabande Books 2009), and three chapbooks. Her poems have recently appeared in The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Black Warrior Review, AGNI, Ninth Letter, Witness, and The Academy of American Poet’s Poem-A-Day. McGlynn's honors include the Hopwood Award, the Verlaine Prize, and the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. She received her PhD from the University of Houston, where she was the Managing Editor of Gulf Coast. She is currently the Diane Middlebrook Fellow in Poetry at the University of Wisconsin where she serves as the Senior Poetry Editor for Devil’s Lake.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



I Can’t Stop Being Performative
When Someone Says I Love You
Broken Bottle of Vanilla Fields
Big Game Trophy Return Fantasy
California King
Square Rooms
In the Future No One Gets to Cry


Russel Says Everybody is Aubrey
Our Books, Our Books
Sensual Vocabulary
Ars Poetica in a Boat (with You)
Self-Portrait as Erotic Thriller
Seventies Couch


Last Girl on the Floor
Costumes Required
You Are My New God
Swing Dancers Named Michael
Self-Portrait as Aging Starlet
The Devil Chains Me to the Microphone

Wet Bar

Waiting for Greg O.
What Happens in 1918 Won’t Stay in 1918
This is a Screwdriver, She Says
Lottery of Bad Apologies
It is Easier
Love in the Age of Bar Paraphernalia
Somebody Gets Shot at the RV Park
Drunk Workshop
The New Sincerity


Rented Confessional
Bomb Threat
Milk Bath
First Aid Kit
Blue-Eyed Boyfriends


Rich Girl Camp Revenge Fantasy
Fortune is a Woman in Furs at the Food Bank
Elegiac Stanzas (With Rhinestones)
Of all the Dead People I Know
Mortification Montage
Tennessee Wedding on VHS
Hit It
The Afterlife of My Lost Blazers


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