Nature Poem by Tommy Pico

Nature Poem

Nature Poem follows Teebs—a young, queer, American Indian (or NDN) poet—who can’t bring himself to write a nature poem. For the reservation-born, urban-dwelling hipster, the exercise feels stereotypical, reductive, and boring. He hates nature. He prefers city lights to the night sky. He’d slap a tree across the face. He’d rather write a mountain of hashtag punchlines about...

Title:Nature Poem
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ISBN:1941040632
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:128 pages

Nature Poem Reviews

  • Jim
    Jun 11, 2017

    An entertaining and thought-provoking rumination on a world running out of uses for nature. Pico brings together disparate entities to underscore the absurdity of the way we live now.

  • Rebecca Foster
    Apr 26, 2017

    Tommy “Teebs” Pico is a Native American from the Kumeyaay nation and grew up on the Viejas Indian reservation. This funny, sexy, politically aware multi-part poem was written as a collective rebuttal to the kind of line he often gets in gay bars, something along the lines of ‘oh, you’re an Indian poet, so you must write about nature?’

    : Pico’s comfort zone is the urban, the pop cultural, and the technologically up-to-date – his poems are full of textspeak (“yr,” “bc” for becaus

    Tommy “Teebs” Pico is a Native American from the Kumeyaay nation and grew up on the Viejas Indian reservation. This funny, sexy, politically aware multi-part poem was written as a collective rebuttal to the kind of line he often gets in gay bars, something along the lines of ‘oh, you’re an Indian poet, so you must write about nature?’

    : Pico’s comfort zone is the urban, the pop cultural, and the technologically up-to-date – his poems are full of textspeak (“yr,” “bc” for because, “rn” for right now, “NDN” for Indian), an affectation that would ordinarily bother me but that I tolerated here because of Pico’s irrepressible sass: “I wd give a wedgie to a sacred mountain and gladly piss on the grass of / the park of poetic form / while no one’s lookin.”

    Releases May 9th.

  • Matthew
    May 13, 2017

    Pico rips through everything with a sharp and biting wit. This is a new generations 'Song of Myself'? No. But it is still fucking perfection. So much original thought and meaning.

  • Lucía Mateo
    May 23, 2017

    One of the best books I've ever read. ever.

  • Will
    Jun 01, 2017

    Ugh, Tommy Pico does it again. He has an incredible gift for writing heartwarming and hilarious poems that also make sure to remind you that we live in an oppressive system that is slowly crushing us all. How can someone write prose that is simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking? PM me if you ever figure it out. In the meantime, read Nature Poem. Read IRL. Read every interview with Tommy Pico. Listen to his podcast Food4Thot. He's my role model. Bai.

  • Erica
    Jun 25, 2017

    Oh, this was so damn good...

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