Book Launch: Bridled by Amy Meng

Join us for the launch of Amy Meng's debut poetry collection, Bridled, winner of Pleiades Press's Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry selected by Jaswinder Bolina. 

WORD Bookstore will kindly supply $5 book vouchers for attendees. Head down the block to Three's Brewing after the launch for a low-key afterparty. 


Early Praise:

“The power of Amy Meng’s unexpected, exhilarating first book derives from a profound commitment to the work of anatomizing love, to saying what she sees as she looks bravely into the hopes and self-deceptions, the wishes, concessions and complicities that accompany love and marriage. Her taut lines and arresting images, her coupling of the raw and the elegant, serve a vision as energizing as it is unnerving, and Bridled is a terrific debut.”
— Mark Doty

“What does it feel like to be overwhelmed with pleasure and heartbroken all at once? This is the question I found myself staggered by over and again as I read Amy Meng’s masterful book, Bridled. These are poems of such sensual pleasure and such stark devastation. ...These are poems where love is real and symphonic and then entirely gone. How do we recover from that? Amy Meng shows us.”
— Gabrielle Calvocoressi