Famous Times, by Thea Brown, is available to preorder. Please note that this won’t ship until the end of 2018.
To quote Jennifer Chang,
In Famous Times, Thea Brown trains her vertiginous wit and lyricism on all that we overlook and risk losing when we start believing too much in the chaos of our lamentable contemporary moment. Yes, this is a mournful book, but sardonic and weirdly resourceful, bounding imaginatively among the horizon’s blue dot, our burnt-toast insides, adult acne, and questionable sciences like linguistics and physics. “My everyday is too much as it is,” Brown admits, balancing nervously between fragility and ferocity, and it is this “too much” that Famous Times scrutinizes with both savage attention and weary distraction. I found it mesmerizing.
Thea Brown is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow. She is the author of the chapbook We Are Fantastic (Petri Press 2013) and the full-length collection Think of the Danger (H_NGM_N 2016). She lives in Baltimore, where she was the 2016–2017 Tickner Fellow at the Gilman School, a 2016 Rubys Artist Project Grant awardee, and the recipient of a 2017 UCross Foundation fellowship.