We are excited to be hosting the launch of Jeremy Sigler's book, My Vibe, recently published by our very own Spoonbill Books.
"Jeremy Sigler's voice is one you can't deny; it's crisp, clever and sometimes creepy."
—Abbi Jacobson, BROAD CITY
My Vibe is New York–based poet and writer Jeremy Sigler's collection of diaristic tales by an only partly sympathetic struggling poet who flirts with—and often fails at—creating romance and playful distractions in his otherwise boring life. The tales are self-deprecating, awkward, nostalgic and at times perverse, but they retain warmth, honesty, whimsy, charm and are often wickedly funny.
Poetry starts in misadventure and it often ends badly, but in My Vibe misadventure is as good as home. "Poery is a sport," Jeremy Sigler writes, "The good sport of losing. And the poet is the good sport. The good sport who plays to lose. But to lose elegantly." This is a delicious set of dauntless, feckless, shameless, peerless, and very funny songs of experience. Songs of innocence too.
—Edwin Frank, NYRB CLASSICS
JEREMY SIGLER (born 1968) is a poet, critic and teacher living in Brooklyn, New York. Sigler has had four collections of poetry published, including Crackpot Poet (Black Square Editions, 2010). His book on the poetry of Carl Andre is forthcoming from Sternberg Press.
Published May 2017, by Spoonbill Books
Designed by Project Projects
Distributed by Artbook/ DAP
Edited by Dan Nadel