Poetry Book Launch: Because the Sun by Sarah Burgoyne and Exhibitionist by Molly-Cross Blanchard
Join Coach House Books on April 27th at 8PM EST for the launch of two amazing collections of poetry: Exhibitionist by Molly Cross-Blanchard and Because the Sun by Sarah Burgoyne. There will be readings from both poets followed by a discussion and your chance to ask a question.
About the books:
Camus’s Meursault and Thelma and Louise meet up under the blazing sun. Vexed by the ‘unremarkable star’ that ‘presses’ Camus’s Meursault to commit murder, Because the Sun considers the blazing sun as a material symbol of ambient violence – violence absorbed like heat and fired at the nearest victim. Likewise, as a friendship between women confronts gendered aggression in Thelma and Louise, the sun becomes the repository of pain, the high noon that pushes us through desert after desert. Because the Sun’s pastiche of voices embodies both stylistic and formal relentlessness by teasing out tonalities that blend and merge into each other, generating a blinding effect, like looking into the sun.Smart, raunchy poems that are sorry-not-sorry. “Sticky, sad, and sultry, Exhibitionist is a merry-go-round circling back to the tender, awkward parts of ourselves. Molly Cross-Blanchard allows her poems to ask the reader out for ice cream, to fart at a dinner party, to sprawl out on a chaise lounge, stare through a dusty skylight and whisper that they think they may love you. And that love will be unmistakably mutual. ” —Mallory Tater, author of The Birth Yard and This Will Be Good
The event will be hosted in Zoom Webinars. The event link will be sent over email one hour before the start of the event. Please register here.