Liz Kay Presents her New Book: Monsters: A Love Story
With beautiful spare prose and snappy dialogue, Liz Kay’s new novel deftly details the ways we love, even when we’re not at our best, and delivers an eminently satisfying love story. The main character is an acclaimed poet named Stacey Lane who is no longer able to write since her husband’s death eight months ago. Then Tommy DeMarco enters her life. His passion for her book, and eventually for its author, sets their lives on a collision course and Stacy finds herself traveling between her humdrum life in the suburbs of Omaha and the glamour of Hollywood that Tommy offers. Riveting, poignant, and always surprising. Kay holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska, where she was the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize. She is a founding editor of Spark Wheel Press and the journal burntdistrict. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets anthology and her writings have appeared in Willow Springs, Nimrod, RHINO, Sugar House Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal.