Bad Kid Catullus - his famously sexy, savage, tender and scurrilous poems have been transformed and mutated in myriad ways: compressed, expanded, bricolaged, Catullus in six pulp genres, Catullus as playlist, even a Catullus karma sutra
Bad Kid Catullus, Ed. by Jon Stone and Kirsten Irving, Sidekick Books, 2017.
Gaius Valerius Catullus was Ancient Rome’s most notorious scandal-monger, filthsmith and lovelorn wretch. In this interactive handbook, his famously sexy, savage, tender and scurrilous poems have been transformed and mutated in myriad ways: compressed, expanded, bricolaged, Catullus in six pulp genres, Catullus as playlist – even a Catullus karma sutra. And then there are pages for you, the reader, to fill in, in your own obscene fashion.
You’ll never look at a sparrow the same way again.
Sidekick Headbooks: headlong expeditions into the half-known. A blend of the factual and fantastical, the lyrical and the visual – and intensely customisable, with scrapbook and do-it-yourself pages. Grab a stylus and get stuck in.
Bad Kid Catullus is the first book in the series
Rowyda Amin, Andre Bagoo, Vahni Capildeo, James Coghill, Jei Degenhardt, Craig Dobson, Tim Dooley, Harry Giles, Kirsten Irving, Erik Kennedy, Kathleen Latham, Lindsay MacGregor, Ian McLachlan, Gabrielle Nolan, Wanda O’Connor, Abi Palmer, Abigail Parry, Eileen Pun, Shauna Robertson, Jon Stone, Peter Surkov, Andrea Tallarita, Claire Trévien, Inga Vesper, Rob Walton, Tony Williams, Kate Wise, Jennifer Wong.