Join us tonight at 5:30PM Pacific for a reading with authors Kadzi Mutizwa and Jennifer Clark. Our reading series is a yearlong expedition featuring authors with books just out or books that we published years ago.
You can join the event by heading to our events calendar. No RSVP needed.
About the Kadzi Mutizwa
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Kadzi Mutizwa now lives in New York City. Living of Natural Causes is her first book.
About Living of Natural Causes
In these 12 humor-laced personal essays, Kadzi Mutizwa (a midwestern New Yorker) reflects on her trajectory as a high(ish)-functioning outlier. Themes taken up include mounting self-awareness, facing your foibles and failures, not giving up while becoming more measured about giving in, sucking at yoga, and gradually rising into your full authenticity. Living of Natural Causes is about recognizing how complex each of us are and should be.
About Jennifer Clark
JENNIFER CLARK is the author of three full-length poetry collections, most recently, A Beginner’s Guide to Heaven (Unsolicited Press). She is also the co-editor of the anthology, Immigration & Justice For Our Neighbors (Celery City Books) and editor of Michigan Roots, a Poetry Society of Michigan anthology. She’s authored a children’s book on college awareness, What Do You See In Room 21 C? (Celery City Books), and her poems, essays, and fiction have appeared in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her website is jenniferclarkkzoo.com.
About Kissing the World Goodbye
Clark’s latest book, Kissing the World Goodbye, is a memoir infused with recipes that invites the reader to crouch down and notice the small things in life we too easily overlook. Everything in this world, no matter how small, is worthy of consideration for Clark, from isopods barreling through Tasmanian soil to the origins of childhood nicknames. Big things matter, too, like siblionic love, a term she coins in an attempt to describe the indescribable connections between siblings. Within this funny, poignant, and often tasty memoir, Clark weaves in serious issues such as the perpetual closeness of various forms of loss, and family members, particularly her sister’s, easily moving on in the face of matters that weigh Clark down. And much weighs her down: naming fish, Ernest Borgnine’s eyebrows, cell phones, instapots, and more.
Bottom line: this lyrical journey reminds us life is messy, funny, fragile, and fleeting. For even as we kiss the world hello, we kiss it goodbye.
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