Tommy Pico: Feed (w/ Food 4 Thot)
Tuesday November 19: 8:00PM – 9:00PM
Buy a copy of Feed or a $15 gift card in-store to attend. This event will take place in the 3rd floor Rare Book Room.
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.
Award-winning writer Tommy Pico is launching Feed, the final book in the Teebs Cycle, and what better way to celebrate than by hosting a live show of his hit LGBTQ podcast Food 4 Thot!
Feed is the fourth book in the Teebs tetralogy. It's an epistolary recipe for the main character, a poem of nourishment, and a jaunty walk through New York's High Line park, with the lines, stanzas, paragraphs, dialogue, and registers approximating the park's cultivated gardens of wildness. Among its questions, Feed asks what's the difference between being alone and being lonely? Can you ever really be friends with an ex? How do you make perfect mac & cheese? Feed is an ode of reconciliation to the wild inconsistencies of a northeast spring, a frustrating season of back-and-forth, of thaw and blizzard, but with a faith that even amidst the mess, it knows where it's going.
Join us in the Rare Book Room for this live show!
Tommy "Teebs" Pico is the author of the books IRL, Nature Poem, and Junk. Feed (Tin House Books, November 2019) completes the Teebs tetralogy. He's been the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Poetry Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Brooklyn Public Library. He co-curates the reading series Poets with Attitude, co-hosts the podcast Food 4 Thot, and is a contributing editor at Literary Hub. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Food 4 Thot is a new podcast discussing sex, relationships, race, identity, what we like to read, & who we like to read, featuring Tommy "Teebs" Pico, Fran Tirado, Dennis Norris II, and Joe Osmundson.