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Meghan Q'Rourke is Editor of The Yale Review and the author of the best-selling memoir The Long Goodbye and the poetry collections Once, Halflife, and Sun in Days. She is currently completing a book about contested chronic illness.
— biography from A World Out of Reach: Dispatches from Life under Lockdown
Wednesday, April 4, 7:30 PM Poet and essayist Meghan O’Rourke presents her memoir, The Long Goodbye
Brooklyn-based and award-winning poet and essayist Meghan O’Rourke comes to Greenlight Bookstore for the paperback launch of her highly-acclaimed memoir, The Long Goodbye. After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty-five, O’Rourke found that nothing had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow. In the first anguished days, she began to create a record of her interior life as a mourner, trying to capture the paradox of grief -- its monumental agony and microscopic intimacies -- an endeavor that ultimately bloomed into a profound look at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond. With lyricism and unswerving candor, The Long Goodbye conveys the fleeting moments of joy that make up a life, and the way memory can lead us out of the jagged darkness of loss.
Location: Street: 686 Fulton Street City: Brooklyn, Province: New York Postal Code: 11217 Country: United States (ajouté depuis IndieBound)… (plus d'informations)
Meghan O'Rourke: Writers Who Edit, Editors Who Write
Poet, critic, and editor Meghan O’Rourke will read from her work and discuss careers in editing. Halflife, O’Rourke’s first book of poems, was published to wide acclaim in 2008. The New York Times praised her ability to “distinguish intelligence from chatter, to discern a path to the authentic.” Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New Republic, the Yale Review, and the New York Times Book Review. O’Rourke began her editorial career at the New Yorker in 1997. In 2002, she became culture editor for Slate, and since 2005, she has served as a poetry editor at the Paris Review. Sponsored by the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation. (booksense)… (plus d'informations)