Join author Jerry Williams and host Jonathan Ames to celebrate the launch of It's Not You, It's Me: The Poetry of Breakup on Thursday, February 11, 7pm, at the powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn.
Jonathan Ames emcees a round-robin reading of humorous, wise, bitter, and uplifting breakup-inspired poetry from this new anthology. Editor Jerry Williams and several contributing poets will be on hand to read and discuss their love lives and their work at this very special Anti-Valentine's Party!
Therapeutic and transformative, edgy yet sincere, enlightening, wide-ranging, female and male, gay and straight, innocent and guilty, It's Not You, It's Me: The Poetry of Breakup incorporates work from an abundance of perspectives in order to explore the exquisite pain of heartbreak. Such top-shelf contributors as National Book Award finalist Kim Addonizio, bestselling author Denis Johnson, former poet laureate Mark Strand, Edward Hirsch, Maxine Kumin, David Lehman, and many others proudly offer up their wisdom on the various pains (and humors) of heartbreak. In this stunning collection, readers will not find false hope, but the real hope of genuine sympathy in love, hate, fury, and recuperation.