• Mouthguard

    by Sadie Dupuis
    Price $16.00
    Paperback
    In Stock
    Order
    Mouthguard

Sadie Dupuis

presents

Mouthguard

This event includes a book signing

Date

Oct
31
Wednesday
October 31, 2018
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed musician SADIE DUPUIS—lead singer of Speedy Ortiz and the solo act Sad13—for a discussion of her debut poetry collection, Mouthguard.

About Mouthguard

The poems in Sadie Dupuis’ Mouthguard are a means of developing a deep personal mythology; to read them is to feel what self-discovery is, and then recognize it in the rearview mirror, disappearing over the broken American horizon. They emerge from the place where known experience and the unknown collide; a borderline we all cross on the way to becoming ourselves.

Like crying alone in a movie theater, Mouthguard is tender, self-deprecating, nostalgic, and unavoidably romantic. In the end, we’re all simultaneously comforted and freaked out by the idea that there is something bigger and deeper in the quiet spaces operating within us, something just out of reach. This book gives us the language to describe this, a solid place we can remember together.

Praise

"The contents of Mouthguard deserve to be deeply analyzed in classrooms and written in permanent marker on jeans and tattooed on forearms. You will read these poems and then your thoughts will rearrange in the air. They reveal themselves as your own large eyes, blinking back at you." —Melissa Lozada-Oliva

"Dizzyingly gorgeous syntax and imagery come together to explore and reveal the sad strangeness of life in Sadie Dupuis’ phenomenal collection. Beneath a surface of incredibly well-crafted language lie poems that swell and brim with emotion and existential tension. Every gut-punch of a line feels earned and necessary, and each page begs to be read and reread with the same fervor. I am so grateful for the existence of this magic." —Joshua Jennifer Espinoza

"Mouthguard comforts you, then throws you into a lake, leaving you laughing and shivering at the same time." —Mira Gonzalez

"This is a book where magical poems drive us with a holy momentum towards a lonely road where on the side of it we can find a party of accidents that we are all invited to." —Dorothea Lasky

Sadie Dupuis
Sadie Dupuis

Sadie Dupuis

Sadie Dupuis is a poet and a multi-instrumentalist. She is the guitarist, lead vocalist, and lyricist for the band Speedy Ortiz. In November 2016, she released a solo album, Slugger, under the stage name Sad13.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, reverse your direction and walk east along Mass. Ave. in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. Cross Dunster St. and proceed along Mass. Ave for three more blocks. You will pass Au Bon Pain, JP Licks, and TD Bank. Harvard Book Store is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Plympton St.

Unable to attend a Harvard Book Store author event? You can still pre-order a signed book by one of our visiting authors.

While we can't guarantee fulfillment of a signed book pre-order, our authors are almost always able to sign extra books to fulfill such orders.

Ordering a signed book on harvard.com:

  • Add the book to your shopping cart and then click Checkout.
  • Specify in Order Comments that you want a signed copy of the book.
  • Please note: online orders for signed copies must be placed at least one business day before the event. If you are ordering the day of, please call us instead.

Ordering a signed book by phone:

  • Call us at (617) 661-1515 and one of our booksellers will take your order. Specify you'd like a signed copy.
  • If you are requesting a personalized inscription and/or requesting your book be shipped, we'll need to take down credit card information. If you are planning to pick up the signed book in the store, you can pay on pick-up.

FAQ:

Can I request a personalized inscription?
Unless otherwise noted, we are happy to take requests for the author to sign your book to a specific person, but we can't guarantee it. If you do get a personalized inscription, the book will be non-returnable. We will require credit card information when you place the order.

Do signed books cost more?
There is no extra fee for a signed book!

Do I have to pick it up in the store, or can you deliver my signed book?
As with all web or phone orders, we can hold your book for in-store pickup, or ship it anywhere in the country.

I am planning to attend an author event. Do I need to pre-order a book?
No need. We'll be selling books at the event, and nearly all of our events include a signing at the end of the talk.

More questions? Give us a call!

Purchase the Book
Featured event books will be for sale at the event. Thank you for supporting this author series with your purchases.
General Info
(617) 661-1515
info@harvard.com

Media Inquiries
mediainquiries@harvard.com

Accessibility Inquiries
access@harvard.com

Our Frequent Buyer Card

Members of our Frequent Buyer Program receive benefits at Harvard Book Store and harvard.com. Sign up for free!

Learn More »

Subscribe

Author event updates +
book recommendations.
In your inbox, once a week.

Learn More »

Shipping & Delivery

Shipping rates
and options, locally
and throughout
the U.S.

Learn More »