The Gurlesque Poetry Movement

The Gurlesque The Gurlesque movement is a movement that, according to pioneer Gurlesque theorist Arielle Greenberg, evokes "Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of the carnivalesque, burlesque theater, and the feminist punk movement riot grrl," (Greenberg, On the Gurlesque) and, of course, the grotesque. These four movements are all different in scope – Bakhtin carnivalesque revolves around the idea of a community that revolves around the celebration of the grotesque and weird. The burle