This evening, we welcome back celebrated poet and performance artist Karen Finley. She is here with her politically-charged new book (what work of hers hasn’t been?), Grabbing Pussy (OR Books). This is poetry, this is prose, this is a spirited excursion through the deeds and misdeeds of various public figures.
“Finley finds her ultimate target in the current president. This amalgam of creative prose and freestyle poetry floods vitriol on the words and actions of Trump ... moving, provocative, and occasionally hilarious art.” —Kirkus Reviews.
“Karen Finley is a profound theater-artist. Her artistry is due in part to her ability to alchemize ‘news’ and make it art … She is irreplaceable.” —Hilton Als.
Her previous books include Shock Treatment, Enough is Enough, Living It Up, A Different Kind Of Intimacy, George and Martha, and The Reality Shows. Karen Finley is also a professor in the department of Art and Public Policy at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.