Sommer Browning's third poetry collection
At birth we are given a role—it is our name. GOOD ACTORS is a side-eyed illumination of the artist as self-help guru, oracle, and sage, but more importantly as mother, lover, and friend.
Part psychological experiment, part conceptual art piece, part screenplay, GOOD ACTORS is 100% a joyful celebration of language and life. And because it is Sommer, the book is hilarious, melancholy, and existential.
Poetry. Women’s Studies. Art. Hybrid.
Birds, LLC WebsiteLyric essay @ Hobart Video poem @ The Volta Lyric essay @ Lit Hub Interview @ BOMB Magazine
Sommer Browning is an author, curator, and artist living in Denver. Her books include two collections of poetry BACKUP SINGERS and EITHER WAY I'M CELEBRATING (both with Birds, LLC), as well as the artist book, THE CIRCLE BOOK (Cuneiform Press), the joke book You're On My Period (Counterpath), and others. In 2017, she founded GEORGIA, an art space in her garage in Denver. Her poetry, art writing, and visual art has appeared in Hyperallergic, Bomb, jubilat, Chicago Review, Entropy, and elsewhere. She is a librarian.