Joshua Mensch with David Biespiel
Poet, artist, and founding editor of the literary journal B O D Y, Joshua Mensch is here from his home in Prague to read from his devastating, cathartic verse memoir, Because: A Lyric Memoir (W.W. Norton).
“[Because] is a rare and remarkable text. Although it deals unswervingly with abuse, violations of trust and the deeply damaging effect of both of these, it is also literary, powerful and consoling . . . A deeply achieved record of human truth, earned at cost and beautifully expressed.” —Eavan Boland.
“[A] disturbing, memorably and superbly handled book-length narrative poem . . . [Mensch] has an ear, he’s thoughtful, he’s subtle where subtle makes sense.” —Stephanie Burt.