Poetry. Through rapid associations and inquisitions with objects of domesticity, A NEW LANGUAGE FOR FALLING OUT OF LOVE attempts to discover why we must suffer in love, loneliness, and loss, as it engages in dialogue with a grand cast of animate and inanimate objects that also seem to ache to know what it takes to be and feel alive. The speaker is determined to discover "the mathematics of the living" in any way she can, never giving up on the seemingly impossible quest of finding happiness among all that seems ruined.
Meghan Privitello is the author of A NEW LANGUAGE FOR FALLING OUT OF LOVE (YesYes Books, 2015). Poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review Online, Boston Review, A Public Space, Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2014 NJ State Council of the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Her chapbook, NOTES ON THE END OF THE WORLD, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in fall 2016.Author City: VENTNOR CITY, NJ USA