Posts Tagged: Melissa Broder

Notable Los Angeles: 7/23–7/29

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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 6/4–6/10

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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!

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What to Read When Beach Weather Arrives

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Rumpus editors suggest some of their favorite summertime reads!

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #138: Melissa Broder

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“We have what we need inside us already, it’s just a question of uncovering it, of remembering who we are again and again.”

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Broder

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Melissa Broder discusses her debut novel, The Pisces (Hogarth, May 2018), the importance of love between women, and mermaid sex.

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Notable Los Angeles: 5/14–5/20

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable Philadelphia: 5/1–5/7

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Literary events and readings in and around Philadelphia this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 4/30–5/6

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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What to Read When 2018 Is Just Around the Corner

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While we can’t promise that 2018 won’t find us facing more political upheaval, we can assure you that there will be great literature to offer moments of escape and inspiration.

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Notable Los Angeles: 5/29–6/4

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Monday 5/29: Happy Memorial Day! Take a moment to remember those who served and are no longer with us. Jonathan Gould, with Tom Vickers, discusses and signs Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

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Notable Los Angeles: 3/20–3/26

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Monday 3/20: Marc Eliot in conversation with Fraser Heston discusses and signs Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. Tuesday 3/21: Melissa Scrivner Love discusses and signs Lola. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Lisa See discusses and signs The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. Melissa Febos discusses her memoir […]

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Notable NYC: 1/25–1/31

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Saturday 1/25: Tan Lin and Syzygy read poetry at the Segue Poetry Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 1/26: Melissa Broder, R. Erica Doyle, Jay Deshpande, and Loie Hollowell read poetry as part of La Perruque 3, an interdisciplinary series. Broder’s collection, Meat Heart (2013) explores personal suffering through discomfort causing narrative arcs. Doyle’s […]

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I Have a Jaw That Seeks Chunks

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In Melissa Broder’s second collection, Meat Heart, there is a burgeoning tension between the spiritual life of the imagination and its blood and guts container—the forehead, the hips, the heart—that is both dire and light. At the core of these poems is hunger, the drive to consume or destroy, an instinctual void as visceral as […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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So, did you like our National Poetry Month project? If you missed any of the poems, check them out here. Barbara Jane Reyes has some interesting thoughts on poetic tradition. Virginia Heffernan discusses the way self-publication has lost some of its stigma, and introduces me to a new term: microniche publishing. If you missed seeing […]

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