Who: Critically acclaimed author Sparrow
What: In-person Author Event – Sparrow will be discussing and signing his new book, The Princeton Diary.
When: July 10, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Merritt Bookstore, 57 Front Street, Millbrook, NY
Sparrow has published several poetry collections with Soft Skull Press, as well as chapbooks in collaboration with the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, and he has served as the editor for the literary journal Big Fish. He has been published in The New Yorker (after picketing their offices in 1996 while holding a sign reading, “My Poetry is as bad as yours)”, The Quarterly, and The New York Times. He is the founder both of the “One Size Fits All Movement” and the East Village Militia. He was also featured in the PBS series The United States of Poetry, and his music (with the band Foamola) is featured on the poetry compilation Poemfone: New Word Order. He is also a gossip columnist for the Phoenicia Times, a contributing editor to Chronogram, and a substitute teacher.
Critical reviews for Not Okay:
Sparrow, our moment’s consummate creative trickster, channels a hapless writer and professor at Princeton, who is (among other things) unhealthily preoccupied with the output of Joyce Carol Oates. Taking a razor to the idea of the novel—-its conventions, its pretensions, its forms—-Sparrow slices it into ecstatic ribbons. The Princeton Diary, seriously lucid, might be one of the funniest things I’ve ever read.
— Melissa Holbrook Pierson, author of The Place You Love Is Gone and The Perfect Vehicle