A new poetry anthology, It's Not You, It's Me, edited by Jerry Williams, will be celebrated tonight at a very special Anti-Valentine's Day Party at powerhouse arena in Brooklyn. This collection covers it all: breaking up, cheating, loneliness, all things heart-wrenching. In a heartbreaking introduction, Williams chronicles his own failed relationships and explains how he gathered up the particular poems used in this book. It's Not You, It's Me features such top-shelf contributors as National Book Award finalist Kim Addonizio, bestselling author Denis Johnson, former poet laureate Mark Strand, Edward Hirsch, Maxine Kumin, and David Lehman.
Tonight's event, hosted by Jonathan Ames, is a round-robin reading of humorous, wise, bitter, and uplifting breakup-inspired poetry from this new anthology. On hand will be editor Jerry Williams, Bob Hicok, Donna Masini, and Mark Halliday to read and discuss their love lives and their work. See you there!