Jason Morphew & Joe Wenderoth read from and sign Dead Boy & If I Don’t Breathe How Do I Sleep

In this startling debut collection, Jason Morphew creates a world more real than the reality we think we live--his poems evoke landscapes and innerscapes at once recognizable and surreal, sensual and death-haunted, populated by vitamixes and mystics and canadian whisky and the American south and encounters at CVS. The quest to live without numbing oneself (through narcotics or love or sex or material accommodations) is a struggle at the heart of these saturated, vividly intelligent and often wryly funny poems. This powerful books of poems will accompany you into your best days and your mislaid days, capturing exquisitely that odd realization of adulthood: "What now? Am i really mortal?" - Meghan O'Rourke, Author Of Sun In Days And The Long Goodbye


Whether it's addressing the grotesque in daily scenes or upsetting the norms of professional culture, Joe Wenderoth's fifth collection resonates with his signature intellect and disturbing humor. He is at once an aesthete and an iconoclast who brings inventive force to American poetry. (Wave)

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Event date: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Dead Boy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781944682903
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
Published: Spuyten Duyvil - January 1st, 2018

If I Don't Breathe How Do I Sleep Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933517872
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
Published: Wave Books - April 1st, 2014