Mark DuCharme's We, The Monstrous


Celebrating Mark DuCharme's new "Script for an Unrealizable Film," We, the Monstrous, from The Operating System, 2018.

In the tradition of the Theater of the Absurd, ‘We, The Monstrous’ is a brilliant work of resistance that maps the paths that have brought us to the edge of the abyss. Mark DuCharme’s script for an “unrealizable film” examines our fractured humanity, and offers us several possible futures. May we heed the oracle of art and choose wisely, for as this poem proves, everything matters.
— Brenda Coultas

Mark DuCharme is the author of numerous sociolinguistically innovative books of poetry, including The Unfinished: Books I-VI (2013), Answer (2011), The Sensory Cabinet (2007), and, most recently, Counter Fluencies 1-20, published by The Lune in a combinatory edition of experimental lyric alongside Tara Walker's Pill and a selection from j/j hastain's Priest/ess. You can find and absorb DuCharme’s poems in Big Bridge, Bombay Gin, Caliban Online, Colorado Review, Mantis, New American Writing, and elsewhere. He has been a recipient of the Neodata Endowment in Literature and the Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative American Poetry.