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Dark Sparkler Paperback – April 7, 2015
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“With frank observations and blunt commentary, Tamblyn has created a smartly crafted collection, proving that she is a savvy and fierce woman and poet who knows that behind every spotlight is shadow.” (Booklist)
“Reviewers may compare Tamblyn to James Franco, who also wrote poems about his own celebrity, but the two cases aren’t really alike: Tamblyn’s work seems less slick, and it’s more playful and far more personal, with highs and lows that stick around after the cameras are off.” (Publishers Weekly)
“A memorial and a magical act. . . . Amber Tamblyn is not playing with metaphor or some flight of fancy. She is gifting us with the tragedy, the power, and most of all the truth of these women’s lives.” (from the Foreword by Diane di Prima)
“With a drummer’s approach to wording and a coroner’s attention to bodily detail, Amber Tamblyn’s tragicomic dead girl poems are a thoughtful, ghoulish kick.” (Sarah Vowell)
“Ms. Tamblyn has a gift for words.” (Quentin Tarantino)
“Amber Tamblyn’s Dark Sparkler is an elegy, a eulogy, a rhapsody, a rage. In these astonishing poems inspired by dead actresses, Tamblyn fiercely examines the spectacle of the actress as she lives and dies and how our hands and hearts linger on their lives.” (Roxane Gay, author of New York Times bestseller Bad Feminist)
From the Back Cover
Here is the American starlet: discovered, disrobed, displaced, disused, disgorged.
In more than thirty haunting, visceral poetic portraits, acclaimed poet and actress Amber Tamblyn contemplates the interior lives of women who glimmered on-screen and crashed in life—figures as diverse as Frances Farmer and Brittany Murphy, Jayne Mansfield and Dana Plato, Jean Harlow and Sharon Tate, Heather O'Rourke and Dominique Dunne and Marilyn Monroe. Their stories invite us behind the eyes of a century's worth of women, the adored and the disappeared.
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Top Customer Reviews
Beautifully illustrated and fearless written, DARK SPARKLER is a brilliant new heights for the always risingTamblyn, and I am happy to be one of the earliest voices in the chorus of praise this book so richly deserves!
Obviously I know Amber Tamblyn as an actress (she's actually been in some of my favorite movies) but she's a really talented poet. You can tell that she feels empathy for all these women (and children, in a few of the cases) and it makes reading this book a haunting experience.
It's not for everyone---probably some will find it morbid---but I hope Dark Sparkler finds its people. And I hope Amber Tamblyn keeps writing.
rereading this volume) I intend to read the rest of her stuff. Nice book, fast delivery,
perfect price ... an experience on the "Very Good" level across the board ...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
All of her poetry books are wonderful. Very relatable and kind of funny in a dark humor way.Published 28 days ago by Lindsey
Talented and thought provoking, Amber Tamblyn is an old soul with a fresh young outlook on creativity and an ageless sense of wonder.Published 11 months ago by P. Catchouny