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Disability Isn't Sexy, poetry by Erin Marsh


A reading celebrating the publication of Erin Lynn Marsh’s first poetry collection, Disability Isn’t Sexy! She will be joined by fellow poets Christy Merry, Paula Cisewski, and Roy Guzman.

“‘I am peculiar, compact with no spare parts included,’ announces

Erin Lynn Marsh in the opening poem of Disability isn’t Sexy,” and from

this to the last line of the collection, her intimate, occasionally undersea

poems inhabit a space poised between confidence and longing,

vulnerability and power. Marsh’s embodied experience of the world is

set forth in lyric forms that explore how attraction and dis/connection

intersect with difference. A distinctive debut.”

~ Paula Cisewski, winner the Diode Editions Book Prize

“Calling upon her body, imprinted with a ‘matching tangle of scars /

at the hips,’ as the shamanic source of this powerful first collection of

poems, Erin Lynn Marsh invites us to access within ourselves the truth

that Disability lives matter. Her poems are transformational invitations,

stripped bare, openings to reflect upon and consider a re/visioning

mythos of essential and common humanity. Disability Isn’t Sexy is

passionate, hot-blooded and courageous, yet never without connection

to sea and stars from which all sentient life comes.”

~ Jim Cohn, Museum of American Poetics

“These moving poems break new ground in the exploration of love,

sexuality, and disability. They have a wide and healing embrace.”

~ Will Weaver, author of Sweet Land: New and Collected Stories

Note: Eat My Words has a ramp leading up to the store. The back space where events are held has three brief steps leading up to it. All are welcome!

Earlier Event: March 12
The Hidden One - Norm Mitchell
Later Event: March 19
Experiments in Thoughtfulness