A few weeks ago, I went to Kate Durbin’s reading for her new book, “E!”. I had an idea of what to expect, but there was a surprise I hadn’t anticipated.
Kate read with Melissa Broder. I went in cold– I didn’t read up on her work purposely. I sat there quietly, taking her prose in, surprised by the viscosity of her words. Eventually, I couldn’t take it, and I started taking notes, jotting down the stanzas she created that jumped out at me.
The next morning, this one kept roaring through my head:
I’m putting this on my mirror, so I’m confronted with it every day.