Larissa Pham & Sally Wen Mao


Photo of Larissa PhamPhoto of Sally Wen MaoIN-PERSON: Live at Fort Greene!
Thursday, June 30, 7:30 PM
Larissa Pham presents 
Pop Song: Adventures in Art and Intimacy
In Conversation with Sally Wen Mao
Acclaimed, Brooklyn-based author Larissa Pham joins us in-person at Fort Greene for the paperback launch of Pop Song--a momentous anniversary of our virtual hardcover release last year! Like a song that feels written just for you,  Pham's debut work of nonfiction captures the imagination and refuses to let go. Pop Song is a book about love and about falling in love—with a place, or a painting, or a person—and the joy and terror inherent in the experience of that love. Plumbing the well of culture for clues and patterns about love and loss—from Agnes Martin's abstract paintings to James Turrell's transcendent light works, and Anne Carson's Eros the Bittersweet to Frank Ocean's Blonde—Pham writes of her youthful attempts to find meaning in travel, sex, drugs, and art, before sensing that she might need to turn her gaze upon herself. Named a Best Book of the Year by Time, Electric Literature, and NPR, Pham's collection is "a warm and expansive portrait of a woman’s mind that feels at once singular and universal"(Buzzfeed). We're proud to welcome our Pham along with award-winning poet Sally Wen Mao (Oculus) for an incandescent, searching conversation and celebration.

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 7:30pm

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686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Pop Song: Adventures in Art and Intimacy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646221257
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Catapult - May 17th, 2022

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