Jehanne Dubrow

We are excited to have Jehanne Dubrow in-store on August 24th at 6:00 in conversation with Mag Gabbert to talk about Taste: A Book Of Small Bites.  

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Taste is a lyric meditation on one of our five senses, which we often take for granted. Structured as a series of "small bites," the book considers the ways that we ingest the world, how we come to know ourselves and others through the daily act of tasting.

 

Through flavorful explorations of the sweet, the sour, the salty, the bitter, and umami, Jehanne Dubrow reflects on the nature of taste. In a series of short, interdisciplinary essays, she blends personal experience with analysis of poetry, fiction, music, and the visual arts, as well as religious and philosophical texts. Dubrow considers the science of taste and how taste transforms from a physical sensation into a metaphor for discernment.

 

Taste is organized not so much as a linear dinner served in courses but as a meal consisting of meze, small plates of intensely flavored discourse.


Described as an “intellectual sensualist,” Jehanne Dubrow conveys how our sense of taste is our bridge to community. Navigating honey and the Holocaust, the kitchen table and garden of Eden, Persephone, Proust, and the Campbell soup can–Taste is for culinary exhibitionists and poets alike. In short essays, Dubrow explores cultural artifacts, art, music, poetry, history, religion, and the five flavors: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami. Using the science of taste, Dubrow transforms the physical sensations on the page into metaphorical pleasures–traversing how our most active sense teaches us how to live in a world both beautiful and broken.

 

Mag Gabbert is the author of the forthcoming collection SEX DEPRESSION ANIMALS (Mad Creek Books, 2023), which won the Charles B. Wheeler Prize in Poetry from Ohio State University and The Journal, and the chapbook Minml Poems from Cooper Dillon Books (2020). She’s the recipient of a 2021 92Y Discovery Award as well as fellowships from the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, Idyllwild Arts, and Poetry at Round Top. Her work can be found in The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review Daily, Pleiades, The Missouri Review, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. Mag has an MFA from UC Riverside and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech. She lives in Dallas, Texas, and teaches at Southern Methodist University.

Wednesday, August 24th, 6:00PM
Event address: 
5600 W Lovers Ln Suite 142
Dallas, TX, TX 75209

            

Taste: A Book of Small Bites

By Jehanne Dubrow

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ISBN: 9780231201742
Published: Columbia University Press - August 23rd, 2022

Taste: A Book of Small Bites By Jehanne Dubrow Cover Image
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9780231201742
Published: Columbia University Press - August 23rd, 2022

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We are excited to have Jehanne Dubrow in-store on August 24th at 6:00 in conversation with Mag Gabbert to talk about Taste: A Book Of Small Bites.