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Amber Tamblyn is both and 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 Dark Sparkler. We couldn't be more excited to have Tamblyn here to share this poetic gem!
ABOUT DARK SPARKLER
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.
ABOUT AMBER TAMBLYN
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.
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