"I love these poems." —Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine
Funny, surprising and lyrical, these poems range from the deserts of the Southwest to the abysses of Facebook. From online dating to beauty pageants, Greek mythology to road trips, Leigh Stein gives us resilient young women in longing and in love.
Post-confessional—like Sylvia Plath raised on MTV, or Anne Sexton on Twitter—the poems seduce with a narrative hook or startle with a pop culture reference, all the while wrestling fresh meaning out of our fantasy-saturated modern lives.
Leigh Stein’s first novel, The Fallback Plan, was hailed as “beautiful, funny, thrilling, and true” by Gary Shteyngart (Super Sad True Love Story). A former New Yorker staffer and frequent contributor to its “Book Bench” blog, Stein is also the author of the poetry chapbook How to Mend a Broken Heart with Vengeance, and is the winner of the Amy Award from Poets & Writers magazine. She lives in Brooklyn.
|Publisher:||Melville House Publishing|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Leigh Stein is a former New Yorker staffer and frequent contributor to its “Book Bench” blog. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and awarded the prestigious Poets & Writers Amy Award. Her first novel, The Fallback Plan, was published by Melville House in January 2012. She lives in Brooklyn, where she works in children’s publishing and teaches musical theater to elementary school students.