Madisen Kuhn

Tuesday May 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Buy a copy of Please Don't Go Before I Get Better or a $5 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the main store elevator or the stairs and elevator next door at 826 Broadway.

Following her breakout debut Eighteen Years, poet Madisen Kuhn is thrilled to share this intimate portrait of a young woman navigating early adulthood and leaving her teenage years behind.

Chronicling the complexities, joys, and challenges of this transitional phase of life, Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better is a powerful work that refreshes readers with its candor and vulnerability. A poignant exploration of self-image, self-discovery, and self-reflection, this anthology brilliantly captures the universal experience of growing up, and you are bound to find yourself reflected in these glimmering pages.

Join us as Madisen shares and signs her new collection!

Madisen Kuhn is a writer and photographer living in Charlottesville, Virginia. She likes to explore topics of identity, belonging, sexuality, and mental illness in her work. In 2015, her self-published collection of over two-hundred poems, Eighteen Years, sold over 20,000 copies. She writes a monthly column for Local Wolves magazine and is currently pursuing a BFA in Studio and Digital Arts.

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