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bangdittoBang Ditto

Manic D Press (2009)


Best Poetry of 2009

“Movie actor/Poet Amber Tamblyn’s new book rocks, snarls your guts with poetry truth serum … Poems about acting and essence played out with a slash and burn humor—in a voice theatrical but totally grounded.” – Bob Holman

“Tamblyn is young, raw, honest, and a whole lot of metaphorical fun.” — Alice Anderson

“This remarkable collection shows off her skill with wry metaphors and incisive language… Brilliant.” — Curve magazine

“Punchy, spiky, and flush with a young writer’s love of language, the collection often deglamourizes the acting business …” — Library Journal

“Tamblyn’s witty personal accounts and surprisingly lyrical observations go way above the scripted bullshit spouted by most of her peers.” — A.V. Club/The Onion


With insightful poetry that is quite serious yet has fun with metaphor, imagery, and language itself, author Amber Tamblyn gives readers a backstage pass to the show inside her mind. Whether she’s describing real life info-gathering for a prime time TV drama (“Role Research”) or addressing the crossroads of public perception and private life (“Fell Off”), Amber Tamblyn reveals questions, answers, and more in Bang Ditto, wielding metaphors mercilessly in a wry and talented voice.



128 pages, hardcover

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freestallionFree Stallion

Simon & Schuster (2005)

“Here’s a poet with the courage and liveliness to speak for her generation — and for mine. She is not afraid of politics or anti-politics of either the government or of her body, including the twists of emotional beauty and deep rage. To paraphrase Emerson, these poems are as old as the rock and as new as the foam.”— Michael McClure

Amber Tamblyn’s first collection of poems, including her earliest published poem, written at the age of 12 – Kill Me So Much.

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