Melissa Ginsburg - DOLL APOLLO

Please join us us with author and poet Melissa Ginsburg for a reading and booksigning celebrating her new poetry book, DOLL APOLLO.

“The poems of Doll Apollo chart a fascinating constellation of emotional and spiritual intricacy. Melissa Ginsburg’s virtuosic lyrics sift the fragments of our seemingly divided societal moment to find luminous and enduring connections between technology and faith, mythology and modernity. This book is a marvel of beauty and deep vision.”—Kiki

With lush imagery and surprising syntactical turns, the poems in DOLL APOLLO merge mythology with close attention to the patterns, colors, and contours of the material world. Through the figure of the paper doll, the hoax conspiracy surrounding the Apollo moon landing, and lyrics embedded with violence and beauty, Melissa Ginsburg’s feminist ecopoetics weaves the domestic and celestial into considerations of female identity, desire, spiritual yearning, and doubt. Throughout, DOLL APOLLO remains rooted in scenery and music, as Ginsburg embraces her subjects with humor and verbal and formal play.
Melissa Ginsburg is the author of the poetry collection Dear Weather Ghost and the novels The House Uptown and Sunset City. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, West Branch, Fence, the Southwest Review, and other magazines. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Mississippi and serves as associate editor of Tupelo Quarterly.


Event date: 

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
Doll Apollo: Poems By Melissa Ginsburg Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807177396
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: LSU Press - August 3rd, 2022

The House Uptown: A Novel By Melissa Ginsburg Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250784209
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - December 14th, 2021

Melissa Ginsburg's The House Uptown is an emotional coming-of-age novel about a young girl who goes to live with her eccentric grandmother in New Orleans after the death of her mother.

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