SADIE DUPUIS Cry Perfume Book Tour
Wed Mar 15 7:00 pm
All Ages

Sadie Dupuis is the guitarist, songwriter & singer of rock band Speedy Ortiz, as well as the producer & multi-instrumentalist behind pop project Sad13. Sadie heads the record label Wax Nine, edits its poetry journal, and has written for outlets including Spin, Tape Op, and Playboy. She holds an MFA in poetry from UMass Amherst, where she also taught writing. Mouthguard, her first book, was published in 2018 (Gramma); Cry Perfume, a second poetry collection, was released October 2022 via Black Ocean. She is an organizer with the Union of Musicians & Allied Workers and its local UMAW Philly. 

Book Bio

Cry Perfume is an imperative: bottle sorrow in a beautiful vessel, and shed the chemicals that cloud your sight. Written over a four year period on tour after losing loved ones and peers to overdose, Dupuis funneled complicated grief into writing about the glamorized toxicities often inherent in entertainment. The slick performativity of pop, punk humor, electronic glitch and sampling, and the surprising leaps of improvisation influence these poems, but music is muddled with larger concerns about justice and organizing. Cry Perfume is a hopeful but realistic inventory of the virtues and evils that emerge when arts and tech collide. Those dualities are cloaked in sparkling fragrance, and there are twinned pleasures and regrets in parting the smokescreen.