Fort Greene store:
Wednesday, September 20, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Meghan O’Rourke presents Sun In Days
In conversation with Leslie Jamison
Wine reception to follow
Sun In Days is a powerful, inventive new collection by poet and critic Meghan O’Rourke, author of the critically-acclaimed memoir The Long Goodbye. In formally ambitious poems and lyric essays, O’Rourke probes the frailty of the body, the longing for a child, and the philosophical questions raised when the biological self goes dramatically awry. Along the way, O’Rourke investigates a newfound existential awareness of all that vanishes—as well as infertility, motherhood, and nostalgia for the 1980s. This is O’Rourke’s most ambitious book to date: deeply felt and characterized by the lyric precision and force of observation her work is known for. O’Rourke presents a reading from her new collection, followed by a conversation with novelist and essayist Leslie Jamison, author of the award-winning collection The Empathy Exams. A wine reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.