Ashleah Gonzales presents Fake Piñata, in conversation with Alexandra Tanner

May 21st
McNally Jackson Seaport
4 Fulton St.
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In this debut collection, Ashleah Gonzales cuts open and examines the pieces of a life as they fall.

Hands full of rotten oranges, promises to ancestors, lost secrets, empty days in Paris—they begin to add up to “an eternity that’s entirely mine.” These poems sting with tenderness, intimacy, and a longing to find a place that finally feels like home.

"Ashleah Gonzales' lyrical and often playful poems will take readers in until they've completed reading the book. The only thing to do is read it again. These poems, often made of meditations, quips and insights, show the mind in process via syntax and imagery that keeps these poems close to the heart. Fake Piñata adds an exciting new voice to the contemporary poetry conversation." —Ben Fama, author of If I Close My Eyes

Ashleah Gonzales is an American writer living in Paris. This is her first book.





Alexandra Tanner is the author of the novel Worry. Her stories, essays, and reviews appear or are forthcoming in Granta, the New York Times Book Review, DIRT, LARB, The Baffler, The End, and Jewish Currents, among other outlets. She lives and works in Brooklyn.





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