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Book Launch: Marlena Chertock, CRUMB-SIZED

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20003


Join us for the launch of a new book of poetry by Washington, D.C. author Marlena Chertock. With frank humor, Chertock takes on varied and critical aspects of identity--femininity, gender, sexuality--as they relate (or don't relate) to her disability, somehow succeeding in making them familiar and universal. Her poetry is one that challenges us to see our limitations, not as individuals but as people together, all of us, ultimately, crumb-sized. Born in 1991, Chertock's is an exciting and contemporary voice--brutally honest, deeply humane and ultimately triumphant. 

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About the author:

Marlena Chertock has two books of poetry, Crumb-sized (Unnamed Press, 2017) and On that one-way trip to Mars (Bottlecap Press, 2016). She lives in Washington, D.C. and serves as the poetry editor of District Lit. Marlena is a graduate of the Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House and uses her skeletal dysplasia and chronic pain as a bridge to scientific poetry. Her poems and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Breath & Shadow, The Deaf Poets Society, The Fem, Paper Darts, Wordgathering, and more. You can find her staring up at the stars at night.

Crumb-Sized: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781944700478
Availability: Available from Our Distributor (5+ days shipping)
Published: Unnamed Press - August 15th, 2017