DARK SPARKLER by Amber Tamblyn

February 19, 2016

Amber Tamblyn spoke about her book, Dark Sparkler, at Busboys & Poets' Brookland location on Friday, February 19, 2016.

Best known as an actress, Tamblyn got her start on General Hospital and has been nominated for major awards including an Emmy and a Golden Globe. She has also pursued a successful career as a writer, and has published two collections of poetry, Free Stallion and Bang Ditto. Her third book of poems draws on her intimate experience with performance to evoke the voices and experiences of twenty-five actresses whose lives ended prematurely. Marilyn Monroe is here, as are Frances Farmer, Taruni Sachdev, a teenage Bollywood star, and others both famous and forever aspiring. Tamblyn’s forthright style conveys both her subjects’ emotions and her own powerful feelings about acting, the film industry, and the toll both can take on talented young women.

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ISBN: 9780062348166
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 7th, 2015

WAIT FOR ME by Judith Viorst

October 25, 2015

Judith Viorst spoke about her book, Wait for Me, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, October 25, 2015.

Readers who have followed Viorst’s verse journey through the decades, from When Did I Stop Being Twenty to Unexpectedly Eighty, will recognize the dry wit and unflinching perseverance in the face of passing time as Viorst considers her fifty-five years of marriage. An affectionate and playful look at the ways deep familiarity breeds both irritation and comfort, this book is a tribute to shared domestic life and a look at what comes next.

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ISBN: 9781476793085
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 20th, 2015


June 7, 2015

Sandra Beasley and Kyle Dargan spoke about their respective books, Count the Waves and Honest Engine,at Politics & Prose on Sunday, June 7, 2015.

Beasley is the author of a memoir, Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl, and two award-winning poetry collections, Theories of Falling and I Was the Jukebox. Her third book of poems is an exhilarating combination of lyricism and whimsy as she looks at love and love’s instruments. Dargan, American University writing professor, editor of POST NO ILLS magazine, and author of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize-winning The Listening, has reimagined elegy as self-portrait in his fourth collection, which commemorates recent losses of family members and friends and locates meaning in “a third realm—not of bodies or souls / but the miscellany of life sketched / along the interiors of our skulls.”

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ISBN: 9780393353211
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 13th, 2016

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ISBN: 9780820347288
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Published: University of Georgia Press - April 1st, 2015