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Patricia Lockwood | Priestdaddy: A Memoir

Tue, June 13, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Patricia Lockwood, “The Poet Laureate of Twitter” (unofficial), is the author of 2014’s groundbreaking Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, a book of obscene, angry, funny verse that “is unforgettable, literally: once read, it cannot be forgotten” (NPR). Her 2013 satirical poem “Rape Joke,” first printed on the website The Awl, “reawakened a generation’s interest in poetry” (The Guardian). Her debut poetry collection Balloon Pop Outlaw Black was trumpeted as one of 2012’s best by The New Yorker. Lockwood’s new memoir Priestdaddy tells the story of her unconventional upbringing and irascible Catholic-priest father.

Please allow extra time to get to Parkway Central, due to extensive road work in the area.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103