Taxidermy Mermaids, the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary & Other Marvels

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November 6 // 7pm // Central Food

A book launch and celebration for Kathryn Nuernberger's new book, The End of Pink, with readings by Laura Read, Maya Jewell Zeller, Nance van Winckel and Kathryn Smith, and featuring Kathryn Nuernberger.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR // Winner of the 2015 James Laughlin Award, Kathryn Nuernberger’s The End of Pink is populated by strange characters—Bat Boy, automatons, taxidermied mermaids, snake oil salesmen, and Benjamin Franklin—all from the annals of science and pseudoscience. Equal parts fact and folklore, these poems look to the marvelous and the weird for a way to understand childbirth, parenthood, sickness, death, and—of course—joy. She is also the author of Rag & Bone, which won the 2010 Elixir Press Antivenom Prize, and the forthcoming collection of lyric essays Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past, which won the Non/Fiction Prize from OSU Press. She teaches in the creative writing program at University of Central Missouri, where she also serves as the director of Pleiades Press. She has received research grants from the American Antiquarian Society and the Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life.