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April 6 | 9:30 pm | The End My Friend


Join us on April 6th at 9:30pm to be Seriously Entertained as writers riff on the evening’s theme: THE END MY FRIEND. Featuring Ana Marie Cox (political columnist and culture critic), Travon Free (television writer and comedian), Brenda Shaughnessy (poet) and Tony Tulathimutte (novelist).

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Seriously Questioning… Brenda Shaughnessy

Brenda Shaughnessy’s witty, moving, fiery new collection, So Much Synth (Copper Canyon Press, 2016), takes us into the past. In its longest poem, “Is There Something I Should Know?”, Shaughnessy remembers a world of Simple Minds and Duran Duran songs, where she finds a young woman haunted by the changes in her body, caught in “pubescence’s acrid synthesis”, betrayed by her own functions and the silence of others (“No one discussed it or acknowledged it / even though we ALL READ THE JUDY BLUME”). Shaughnessy’s previous work includes Our Andromeda (2012), which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award, The International Griffin Prize, and theSee More >

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