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

  • Kevin
    May 29, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

  • Brendan
    Jul 15, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

    Well I absolutely adored Nature Poem (it was one of my favorite collections last year), but unfortunately this one did not live up to my expectations. It felt way more unfocused and the structure here (couplets) didn?t work for me. ...

    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 ...

    ?Whose grief can piss the furthest? ...

    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. ...

    3.5 ...

    We probably do not deserve Tommy Pico, and JUNK is further proof of this. ...

    A few good lines but it mostly felt like stream of consciousness ramblings that went all over the place. ...

    ?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...

    When my friend and I were at the central library she said that this book was good and I made an earnest joke but tbh I am sure I sounded sarcastic and I said is it about junk? And to this moment I am not even sure if I meant genitals or junk food or things that are not quite trash but ...

    Tommy Pico has uncanny ability to put the minds of his readers on the pages before their eyes, and "Junk," his third book of poems in as many years, is no exception. Junk as the question about what it means that we collect all this junk, eat all this junk, date all this junk, love a...

    There is so much to unpack. I enjoyed the conversation that the speaker?s relationship issues and national issues are having with each other. This is one of those things I?d love to read again and again, and that?s what makes a poem great for me. I?m able to get something...

    I appreciate the modern vibe and the decent quantity of interesting lines. But the gimmicky aspects of his writing style and the identity politics are too annoying to get a rec from me. There's this belief that only some bodies are worthy of desire and the others don't even exist ...

  • Nicole
    Feb 03, 2019

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

    Well I absolutely adored Nature Poem (it was one of my favorite collections last year), but unfortunately this one did not live up to my expectations. It felt way more unfocused and the structure here (couplets) didn?t work for me. ...

  • C. Varn
    Feb 07, 2019

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

  • Charlie
    Jan 02, 2019

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

    Well I absolutely adored Nature Poem (it was one of my favorite collections last year), but unfortunately this one did not live up to my expectations. It felt way more unfocused and the structure here (couplets) didn?t work for me. ...

    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 ...

    ?Whose grief can piss the furthest? ...

    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. ...

    3.5 ...

    We probably do not deserve Tommy Pico, and JUNK is further proof of this. ...

    A few good lines but it mostly felt like stream of consciousness ramblings that went all over the place. ...

    ?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...

    When my friend and I were at the central library she said that this book was good and I made an earnest joke but tbh I am sure I sounded sarcastic and I said is it about junk? And to this moment I am not even sure if I meant genitals or junk food or things that are not quite trash but ...

    Tommy Pico has uncanny ability to put the minds of his readers on the pages before their eyes, and "Junk," his third book of poems in as many years, is no exception. Junk as the question about what it means that we collect all this junk, eat all this junk, date all this junk, love a...

    There is so much to unpack. I enjoyed the conversation that the speaker?s relationship issues and national issues are having with each other. This is one of those things I?d love to read again and again, and that?s what makes a poem great for me. I?m able to get something...

    I appreciate the modern vibe and the decent quantity of interesting lines. But the gimmicky aspects of his writing style and the identity politics are too annoying to get a rec from me. There's this belief that only some bodies are worthy of desire and the others don't even exist ...

    Favourite lines: ?I thot falling in love was a burden A kind of crowding on my landscape Love creates space, dummy Doesn?t take it up? ?Someone wd drive home and say who?s that at the mailbox You would suck your teeth and say Bee Sting n them and you generally don?t w...

    So conflicted about rating this trilogy (IRL, Nature Poem and Junk), because it's obviously important and of quality. I wish I could give it a 3,8 or something, because the style makes it not easily read at all, and all the references I didn't get made me feel like I was missing the po...

    Tommy Pico continues to be the poet for the internet generation, the T.S. Eliot of Tinder, and Junk is a bit freer in form and interest than Nature Poem was, but so far all of his work is cut from the same cloth, necessary and challenging and a lot of fun to read. ...

  • Lindsey
    May 04, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

    Well I absolutely adored Nature Poem (it was one of my favorite collections last year), but unfortunately this one did not live up to my expectations. It felt way more unfocused and the structure here (couplets) didn?t work for me. ...

    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 ...

  • Jackie
    May 04, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

  • Rebecca
    Dec 18, 2017

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

  • Anita
    Aug 15, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

  • Siobhan
    Jul 30, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

  • Michelle Hart
    Jan 17, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

    Well I absolutely adored Nature Poem (it was one of my favorite collections last year), but unfortunately this one did not live up to my expectations. It felt way more unfocused and the structure here (couplets) didn?t work for me. ...

    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 ...

    ?Whose grief can piss the furthest? ...

    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. ...

    3.5 ...

    We probably do not deserve Tommy Pico, and JUNK is further proof of this. ...

    A few good lines but it mostly felt like stream of consciousness ramblings that went all over the place. ...

    ?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

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

  • Erik
    Sep 01, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

    Well I absolutely adored Nature Poem (it was one of my favorite collections last year), but unfortunately this one did not live up to my expectations. It felt way more unfocused and the structure here (couplets) didn?t work for me. ...

    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 ...

    ?Whose grief can piss the furthest? ...

    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. ...

    3.5 ...

    We probably do not deserve Tommy Pico, and JUNK is further proof of this. ...

    A few good lines but it mostly felt like stream of consciousness ramblings that went all over the place. ...

    ?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...

    When my friend and I were at the central library she said that this book was good and I made an earnest joke but tbh I am sure I sounded sarcastic and I said is it about junk? And to this moment I am not even sure if I meant genitals or junk food or things that are not quite trash but ...

    Tommy Pico has uncanny ability to put the minds of his readers on the pages before their eyes, and "Junk," his third book of poems in as many years, is no exception. Junk as the question about what it means that we collect all this junk, eat all this junk, date all this junk, love a...

  • Samantha
    May 14, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

  • pinarnar
    Jan 10, 2019

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

  • Lisa
    Jul 10, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

    Well I absolutely adored Nature Poem (it was one of my favorite collections last year), but unfortunately this one did not live up to my expectations. It felt way more unfocused and the structure here (couplets) didn?t work for me. ...

    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 ...

    ?Whose grief can piss the furthest? ...

    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. ...

    3.5 ...

    We probably do not deserve Tommy Pico, and JUNK is further proof of this. ...

    A few good lines but it mostly felt like stream of consciousness ramblings that went all over the place. ...

  • Milo
    May 13, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

  • Lauren
    Nov 15, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

  • Kye
    Jul 21, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

  • Bogi Takács
    Sep 02, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

  • Michael
    May 17, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

  • Jaime Fountaine
    Aug 15, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

    Well I absolutely adored Nature Poem (it was one of my favorite collections last year), but unfortunately this one did not live up to my expectations. It felt way more unfocused and the structure here (couplets) didn?t work for me. ...

    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 ...

    ?Whose grief can piss the furthest? ...

    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. ...

    3.5 ...

    We probably do not deserve Tommy Pico, and JUNK is further proof of this. ...

  • Harper Miller
    May 16, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

  • freewayflowr
    Jan 25, 2019

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

    Well I absolutely adored Nature Poem (it was one of my favorite collections last year), but unfortunately this one did not live up to my expectations. It felt way more unfocused and the structure here (couplets) didn?t work for me. ...

    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 ...

    ?Whose grief can piss the furthest? ...

    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. ...

    3.5 ...

    We probably do not deserve Tommy Pico, and JUNK is further proof of this. ...

    A few good lines but it mostly felt like stream of consciousness ramblings that went all over the place. ...

    ?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...

    When my friend and I were at the central library she said that this book was good and I made an earnest joke but tbh I am sure I sounded sarcastic and I said is it about junk? And to this moment I am not even sure if I meant genitals or junk food or things that are not quite trash but ...

    Tommy Pico has uncanny ability to put the minds of his readers on the pages before their eyes, and "Junk," his third book of poems in as many years, is no exception. Junk as the question about what it means that we collect all this junk, eat all this junk, date all this junk, love a...

    There is so much to unpack. I enjoyed the conversation that the speaker?s relationship issues and national issues are having with each other. This is one of those things I?d love to read again and again, and that?s what makes a poem great for me. I?m able to get something...

    I appreciate the modern vibe and the decent quantity of interesting lines. But the gimmicky aspects of his writing style and the identity politics are too annoying to get a rec from me. There's this belief that only some bodies are worthy of desire and the others don't even exist ...

    Favourite lines: ?I thot falling in love was a burden A kind of crowding on my landscape Love creates space, dummy Doesn?t take it up? ?Someone wd drive home and say who?s that at the mailbox You would suck your teeth and say Bee Sting n them and you generally don?t w...

    So conflicted about rating this trilogy (IRL, Nature Poem and Junk), because it's obviously important and of quality. I wish I could give it a 3,8 or something, because the style makes it not easily read at all, and all the references I didn't get made me feel like I was missing the po...

  • Jared Levine
    May 15, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

    Well I absolutely adored Nature Poem (it was one of my favorite collections last year), but unfortunately this one did not live up to my expectations. It felt way more unfocused and the structure here (couplets) didn?t work for me. ...

    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 ...

    ?Whose grief can piss the furthest? ...

    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

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

    Well I absolutely adored Nature Poem (it was one of my favorite collections last year), but unfortunately this one did not live up to my expectations. It felt way more unfocused and the structure here (couplets) didn?t work for me. ...

    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 ...

    ?Whose grief can piss the furthest? ...

    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. ...

    3.5 ...

  • Rachel Becerra
    Aug 16, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

    Well I absolutely adored Nature Poem (it was one of my favorite collections last year), but unfortunately this one did not live up to my expectations. It felt way more unfocused and the structure here (couplets) didn?t work for me. ...

    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 ...

    ?Whose grief can piss the furthest? ...

    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. ...

    3.5 ...

    We probably do not deserve Tommy Pico, and JUNK is further proof of this. ...

    A few good lines but it mostly felt like stream of consciousness ramblings that went all over the place. ...

    ?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...

    When my friend and I were at the central library she said that this book was good and I made an earnest joke but tbh I am sure I sounded sarcastic and I said is it about junk? And to this moment I am not even sure if I meant genitals or junk food or things that are not quite trash but ...

  • Candace
    Jan 07, 2019

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

    Well I absolutely adored Nature Poem (it was one of my favorite collections last year), but unfortunately this one did not live up to my expectations. It felt way more unfocused and the structure here (couplets) didn?t work for me. ...

    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 ...

    ?Whose grief can piss the furthest? ...

    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. ...

    3.5 ...

    We probably do not deserve Tommy Pico, and JUNK is further proof of this. ...

    A few good lines but it mostly felt like stream of consciousness ramblings that went all over the place. ...

    ?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...

    When my friend and I were at the central library she said that this book was good and I made an earnest joke but tbh I am sure I sounded sarcastic and I said is it about junk? And to this moment I am not even sure if I meant genitals or junk food or things that are not quite trash but ...

    Tommy Pico has uncanny ability to put the minds of his readers on the pages before their eyes, and "Junk," his third book of poems in as many years, is no exception. Junk as the question about what it means that we collect all this junk, eat all this junk, date all this junk, love a...

    There is so much to unpack. I enjoyed the conversation that the speaker?s relationship issues and national issues are having with each other. This is one of those things I?d love to read again and again, and that?s what makes a poem great for me. I?m able to get something...

    I appreciate the modern vibe and the decent quantity of interesting lines. But the gimmicky aspects of his writing style and the identity politics are too annoying to get a rec from me. There's this belief that only some bodies are worthy of desire and the others don't even exist ...

    Favourite lines: ?I thot falling in love was a burden A kind of crowding on my landscape Love creates space, dummy Doesn?t take it up? ?Someone wd drive home and say who?s that at the mailbox You would suck your teeth and say Bee Sting n them and you generally don?t w...

  • Hillary
    Jun 19, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

    Well I absolutely adored Nature Poem (it was one of my favorite collections last year), but unfortunately this one did not live up to my expectations. It felt way more unfocused and the structure here (couplets) didn?t work for me. ...

    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 ...

    ?Whose grief can piss the furthest? ...

  • Joseph Crupper
    Dec 13, 2018

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. 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...

    (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...

    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...

    oftentimes i say things like 'im garbage' and/or 'im trash' and/or 'why am i stupid' and this book is that but he says it and he's proud of his abjection and this is the type of Junk-ie (HA) that i guess i can only aspire to be (Top Grade Trash!) check "I suppose Junk is also a w...

    I really love Tommy. It?s so refreshing to enjoy ?poetry? again! I didn?t like this as much as Nature Poem or IRL but I still loved it. I know it?s annoying to compare artists to those before them, but I instantly loved tommy?s writing because it reads like a current day, g...

    Pico's Teebs trilogy of book-length poems concludes with Junk, a paean to a break-up and to all that one loves that may not be entirely good for you. Pico's style here has changed: he uses longer lines than in his other two b00k-length poems made up of highly enjambed couplets. Pico ma...

    "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...

    This was awesome, he continues to be one of my favorite contemporary poets. Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...

    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...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 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. ...

    Content is great as always but I really didn?t like the couplet-style structure of this as compared to his earlier works. ...

    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. ...

    Omg wow wow wow just wow wow wow ...

    (4.5) ...

    I want to read this again for the first time forever. ...

    Well I absolutely adored Nature Poem (it was one of my favorite collections last year), but unfortunately this one did not live up to my expectations. It felt way more unfocused and the structure here (couplets) didn?t work for me. ...

    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 ...

    ?Whose grief can piss the furthest? ...

    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. ...

    3.5 ...

    We probably do not deserve Tommy Pico, and JUNK is further proof of this. ...

    A few good lines but it mostly felt like stream of consciousness ramblings that went all over the place. ...

    ?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...

    When my friend and I were at the central library she said that this book was good and I made an earnest joke but tbh I am sure I sounded sarcastic and I said is it about junk? And to this moment I am not even sure if I meant genitals or junk food or things that are not quite trash but ...

    Tommy Pico has uncanny ability to put the minds of his readers on the pages before their eyes, and "Junk," his third book of poems in as many years, is no exception. Junk as the question about what it means that we collect all this junk, eat all this junk, date all this junk, love a...

    There is so much to unpack. I enjoyed the conversation that the speaker?s relationship issues and national issues are having with each other. This is one of those things I?d love to read again and again, and that?s what makes a poem great for me. I?m able to get something...