We’d like to invite you to join Malvern’s Line/Break Poetry Book Club! Hosted by Malvernite Julie Poole, this is a brand-new reading group for those of you interested in exploring works from our expansive poetry section.
For our inaugural meeting, we’ll be discussing Joy of Missing Out by Ana Božičević: bit.ly/2oKGux0.
Joy of Missing Out is starlite verse on death and independence for the dreamers, dropouts, rebels and the neuroatypical. A confession and sublimation of breakdowns personal and systemic, JOMO paints a playful and unflinching portrait of the ups and downs of city survival and queer romance. Simultaneously it deploys online slang and high lyrical registers, morphs the sad girl into Baba Yaga, drops truth bombs on art and politics, and puts the sin into sincerity. Even as it engineers the death of its speaker, JOMO is a paradoxically joyous litany of her endurance and a boost-plea to stay in a messed-up world and say it out loud. This anthem is best read at night or dawn when no one’s around for a Like or a kiss.
How it works:
Stop by Malvern Books to sign up and you’ll receive a 10% discount off the title! Read the book and then come to the meeting prepared with either a question or a specific poem to discuss with the group. We’ll look forward to seeing you on Saturday, January 27th, at 1pm for the inaugural meeting of our Line/Break Poetry Book Club.