WORD Presents Carley Moore and Lynn Melnick

05/26/2022 - 7:00pm

In-person celebration with Carley Moore (Panpocalypse) and Lynn Melnick (Refusenik).

FREE EVENT-- Seating is Limited; Plesae RSVP Below

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About the Books

Panpocalypse

Orpheus manages to buy a bicycle just before they sell out across the city. She takes to the streets looking for Eurydice, the first woman she fell in love with, who also broke her heart. The city is largely closed and on lockdown, devoid of touch, connection, and community. But Orpheus hears of a mysterious underground bar Le Monocle, fashioned after the lesbian club of the same name in 1930s Paris.

Will Orpheus be able to find it? Will she ever be allowed to love again? Panpocalypse--first published as an online serial in spring of 2020--follows a lonely, disabled, poly hero in this novel about disease, decay, love, and revolution.

 

Refusenik 

In this searing new volume, Lynn Melnick dives head-first through concentric waves of personal and generational trauma with her trademark fearlessness. Evincing a complex mind shaped by the late 20th century’s misplaced priorities, Refusenik interrogates misogyny and anti-Semitism across time and a shifting global landscape—from a football field in Los Angeles to a Russian shtetl to a beloved daughter’s Brooklyn bedroom. Variously unraveling and allowing for intricate tangles of anger, nostalgia and love, these agile poems furrow deeper into the terrain of Melnick’s much-celebrated earlier titles, arriving at a profound and pressured understanding of what it means to be a contemporary American.

 About the Authors

Carley Moore is the author of Panpocalypse, The Not Wives16 Pills, and The Stalker Chronicles.  She’s a Clinical Professor of Writing and Creative Production at New York University and she lives in Brooklyn.  Follow her on Instagram @fragmentedsky

Lynn Melnick is the author of three poetry collections, including, most recently, Refusenik. Her memoir, I've Had to Think Up a Way to Survive: On Trauma, Persistence, and Dolly Parton, is forthcoming later this year.

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Panpocalypse Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781952177606
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Amethyst Editions - April 5th, 2022

During the coronavirus pandemic, a queer disabled woman bikes through a locked-down NYC for the ex-girlfriend who broke her heart.


Refusenik Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781936919888
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: YesYes Books - February 22nd, 2022

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RSVP below for WORD Presents Carley Moore, author of PANPOCALYPSE and Lynn Melnick, author of REFUSENIK on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 7PM

In person at WORD Bookstores, 126 Franklin St., Brooklyn NY 11222

Do not attend the event if you are feeling ill. Location and time subject to change.

We will be requiring proof of vaccination and ID to attend this event. Acceptable proof includes:

Excelsior Pass

CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)

NYC Vaccination Record

An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S