Incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to write about the making of my favorite poem in The Fat Sonnets, “Fat Dream with Blue Whale” at The Poetry Society’s IN THEIR OWN WORDS series! 🐋
Should you find yourself in New Jersey this week, I am giving two readings at Rutgers University and Montclair State University. Would love to see you there!
The first is tomorrow at Rutgers University, Barnes & Noble, 2nd floor–11:30am.
I’ll be reading some poems tonight as part of the Boog City 12 Festival. You can catch me at 5:30pm at The Sidewalk Cafe in NYC. Hope to see you! ❤
Molly Fisk reviewed The Fat Sonnets for The Rumpus! 🐋
“The poems in The Fat Sonnets are by turns straightforward and oblique, funny and scathing, terribly sad and joyful, traditional and twisting, turning, somersaulted take-offs on sonnets.”
Zachary Pace interviewed me for BOMB Magazine! I got to talk about the language of fatness, my earliest memories of it, eating together as a practice of love & lots more. ❤
“The people I most enjoy eating with are people who also find great joy in food….when I can openly appreciate the food, it’s the most wonderful thing in life. That being said, food is also—usually after an exquisite feast—a source of tension. Often with an eating disorder, you weaponize food against yourself. But I try to retain the memories of food joy as much as possible. When I think about people I love, I picture them during the best meals we’ve shared together.”
I’m quite late to posting this, but this lovely review of The Fat Sonnets came out in Publisher’s Weekly last month!
“Zighelboim opens by depicting the body as the site of a haunting… A body is more than its literal mass, Zighelboim writes, likening it to a vault for psychological material in need of liberation.”
Come ask me some questions! I’m live for the next few hours at r/books answering questions about The Fat Sonnets, body positivity, desserts & more!