Astral Road Media | Interview with Amber Tamblyn, Author of Dark Sparkler
Poet and actress Amber Tamblyn is interviewed by Astral Road Media Founder and PBS Book View Now Host / Executive Producer Rich Fahle about her collection of poems, Dark Sparkler, at the 2016 AWP Conference and Book Fair.
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Interview with Amber Tamblyn, Author of Dark Sparkler

Astral Road Media Founder and PBS Book View Now host and exec producer Rich Fahle interviews poet and actress Amber Tamblyn about her collection of poems, Dark Sparkler, at the 2016 AWP Conference and Book Fair.

Amber Tamblyn is a contributing writer for the Poetry Foundation and the author of two previous works of poetry, Free Stallion and Bang Ditto. As an actress, she has been nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and an Independent Spirit award. Her writing has appeared in Bust, Interview, Cosmopolitan, the San Francisco Chronicle, Poets & Writers, Pank, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and Brooklyn, New York.

TamblynABOUT DARK SPARKLER

The lives of more than twenty-five actresses lost before their time—from Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy—explored in a haunting, provocative new work by an acclaimed poet and actress.

Amber Tamblyn is both an award-winning film and television actress and an acclaimed poet. As such she is deeply fascinated—and intimately familiar—with the toll exacted from young women whose lives are offered in sacrifice as starlets. The stories of these actresses, both famous and obscure-tragic stories of suicide, murder, obscurity, and other forms of death—inspired this empathic and emotionally charged collection of new poetic work.

Featuring subjects from Marilyn Monroe and Frances Farmer to Dana Plato and Brittany Murphy—and paired with original artwork commissioned for the book by luminaries including David Lynch, Adrian Tomine, Marilyn Manson, and Marcel Dzama—Dark Sparkler is a surprising and provocative collection from a young artist of wide-ranging talent, culminating in an extended, confessional epilogue of astonishing candor and poetic command.

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