Junk

Junk

The third book in Tommy Pico?s Teebs trilogy, Junk is a breakup poem in couplets: ice floe and hot lava, a tribute to Janet Jackson and nacho cheese. In the static that follows the loss of a job or an apartment or a boyfriend, what can you grab onto for orientation? The narrator wonders what happens to the sense of self when the illusion of security has been stripped away. The third book in Tommy Pico?s Teebs trilogy, Junk is a breakup poem in couplets: ice floe and hot lava, a tribute to...

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Title:Junk
Author:Tommy Pico
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:1941040977
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:80 pages pages

Junk Reviews

  • lisa
    May 10, 2018
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  • Kevin
    May 29, 2018
    A breathless rush of sex, scattershot jokes, and topical anger. Pico weaves it all together like no one else writing right now. If you get a chance to see him read, check it out. He's one of the best I've seen--the emotional shifts, the voices, the unpredictable pacing, etc. More art t...
  • Rachel
    Jun 24, 2018
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  • Brett Underwood
    May 20, 2018
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  • Nichole
    Feb 17, 2018
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  • Lindsey
    May 04, 2018
    Complicated thoughts about accumulation & value & love & dissociation & class & snax & lust & queerness. We are living in a golden age of poetry & this collection is the precise shade of light filtered through a Funyun & a breakup & a joke about ...
  • Andrew
    May 31, 2018
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  • rosalind
    Jun 17, 2018
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  • Jackie
    May 04, 2018
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - me, reading this entire book, deeply fucked up about it! dark, very funny, very sweet, heart entirely ripped open. one of the most genuine works i?ve read about this time we?re living in. ...
  • Julia
    Jul 01, 2018
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  • Julyjuly
    Jun 28, 2018
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  • Rebecca Foster
    Dec 18, 2017
    (3.5) Junk food, junk shops, junk mail; junk as in random stuff; junk as in genitals. These are the major elements of Pico?s run-on, stream-of-consciousness poem, the third in his Teebs trilogy after Nature Poem. The overarching theme is being a homosexual Native American in Brooklyn...
  • Michelle Hart
    Jan 17, 2018
    ?Junk is so anti-pretty it?s actually beautiful,? tommy pico sings in this fucking sublime, absurd, ginsburg-esque long-form poem. It's an apt description of the book itself, an unwieldy collection of couplets that follows neither rhyme nor reason but whose every word radiates li...
  • Emily Polson
    Apr 25, 2018
    Imagine if Ginsberg's Howl were written by a queer Native American man with a wicked sense of humor. That's Junk, and it is everything. Tommy Pico presents a string of thoughts and anecdotes into one compelling long-form poem made of couplets. One minute I'm laughing at lines like ?I...
  • Mimi
    Jun 30, 2018
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  • Josh
    May 07, 2018
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  • Samantha
    May 14, 2018
    "The battle of control is in learning to make, and giving it up" I love that Tommy Pico's collections exist, if only because they're a great reminder of what poetry can be - punk-rock, meandering, anti-capitalist, pop culture love fests that aren't slaves to a more academic style. T...
  • Anna
    May 05, 2018
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  • Lisa
    Jul 10, 2018
    A few good lines but it mostly felt like stream of consciousness ramblings that went all over the place. ...
  • Milo
    May 13, 2018
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  • Michael
    May 17, 2018
    In Junk, a long poem made up of enjambed couplets, Pico grabs his reader?s attention and runs with it. Writing in the stream-of-consciousness mode, using textspeak, Pico embeds musings about love and loss, race and class, trauma and grief, within an expanse of pop cultural references...
  • Harper Miller
    May 16, 2018
    Hands down one of the best books I've read this year. Poetry is so my jam. I'd heard about Tommy Pico on Twitter and decided to give his book Junk a go. Talk about a slice of New York. I looooved it! It made me smile. It made me laugh. Hell, there were even parts that made me tear up. ...
  • Rachel Davies
    Jul 08, 2018
    a new favorite poet ...
  • Jared Levine
    May 15, 2018
    Idk. Nature poem was better than this. And IRL was better than that. Seemed like a bunch of the same tricks but with less affect. To me. Rated it a three but only because Tommy is a favorite of mine. ...
  • Acacia Ives
    May 18, 2018
    3.5 ...
  • Ben
    Jun 26, 2018
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  • Gaston Touafek
    Jul 11, 2018
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  • Hillary
    Jun 19, 2018
    ?Whose grief can piss the furthest? ...
  • Michael Wilson
    May 24, 2018
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  • Maddog
    May 07, 2018
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