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The Purpose Pitch
FROM MANSFIELD PRESS
FROM MANSFIELD PRESS
Drawing from a range of contemporary poetic traditions, The Purpose Pitch explores the overlap between narrative, pop culture, and the political. These poems are often funny, sometimes harrowing, and always unsettling. Through rants, narrative prose poems, absurdist dialogues, brutal police reports, invented biographies of real people, Google search results, and celebrity-interview mash-ups, Mockler shows us just how Boschian Western culture is in the twenty-first century.
Jonathan Ball reviews The Purpose Pitch over at the Winnipeg Free Press, April 25, 2015
Mitchell Caplan interviews me about The Purpose Pitch on CHUO FM, April 8, 2015
Lisa de Nikolits interviewed me about The Purpose Pitch for All Lit Up
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REVIEWERS ON KATHRYN MOCKLER
“Here we are in the presence of subjects and predicates wielded bravely in the plain language of telling, as inherited, absorbed, reflected in the ‘family of work’ that includes, among others, Lydia Davis, J. Robert Lennon, and Richard Brautigan. Mockler’s first lines set worlds into motion…”
—Stephen Osborne, Geist
“Mockler’s skill with language and narrative beat lends itself well to these unapologetic poems… There is heart and terrific depth in this work.”
—Rayanne Doucet, Canadian Poetries
“Mockler’s bold, brilliant poems brim with shock and surprise.”
—Jonathan Ball, Winnipeg Free Press
- READING: The Art Bar, Tuesday July, 7, 2015
- READING: LitLive, Hamilton, ON, June 7, 2015
- RESIDENCY: I'm heading to the Vermont Studio Center in May to work on my screenplay WEAK PEOPLE ARE FUN TO TORMENT and a new poetry book ONE SINGLE CATASTROPHE, May - June 2015
- REVIEW: Jonathan Ball reviews THE PURPOSE PITCH for the Winnipeg Review, April 25, 2015
- FESTIVAL: The Edmonton Poetry Festival, April 21-26, 2015
- INTERVIEW: CHUO FM with Mitchell Caplan, April 8, 2015 at 5:40pm
- REVIEW: League of Canadian Poets: Food and Poetry, Onion Man, April 2, 2015
- INTERVIEW: Lisa de Nikolits interviewed me about The Purpose Pitch for All Lit Up, March 11, 15
- FICTION: Found Press has published my short story "Freight," March 3, 2015. This is the short story that my feature film PISS TANK is based on which has placed in a couple of screenplay contests this year (Bluecat, Zoetrope, and Austin Film Festival Screenplay Contest).
- REVIEW: Broken Pencil reviews WHY POETRY SUCKS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF HUMOROUS AND EXPERIMENTAL CANADIAN POETRY, March 3, 2015
- SCREENPLAY: Piss Tank, Top 10%, 2015 Bluecat Screenwriting Competition, February 2015
- SCREENPLAY: Piss Tank, 2014 American Zoetrope Screenwriting Contest, Quarterfinalist
- POETRY: "A Woman Was Sexually Assaulted: April 30 - May 31, 2014" Advent 2014, Delirious Hem, December 25, 2014
- FICTION: "Remote Control," Sunday Stories, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, November 30, 2014
- REVIEW: Stephen Osborne reviews The Saddest Place on Earth in Geist
ENPIPE LINE PLAYS
Kathryn Mockler is a writer, poet, and screenwriter. She is the author of the poetry books The Purpose Pitch (Mansfield Press, "a stuart ross book," Spring 2015), The Saddest Place on Earth (DC Books, 2012), and Onion Man (Tightrope Books, 2011). Her writing has been published in Found Press, Geist, This Magazine, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Currently, she is the Toronto editor of Joyland: a hub for short fiction and the publisher of the online literary and arts journal The Rusty Toque.