How Its New York: Meghan O’Rourke is an Irish American poet, essayist and author, born in Brooklyn, and she’s been an editor of The New Yorker. And she’s reading at Irish Arts Center.
How Its Irish: Meghan’s memoir chronicles the loss of her Irish Catholic mother, Barbara Kelly O’Rourke. Critics have called it \a deeply inspiring, honest and touching work.
An Evening with Meghan O’Rourke in conversation with Belinda McKeon
The Long Goodbye chronicles the author’s path through grief after the loss of her mother to cancer at age fifty-five. Recording the endeavor ultimately bloomed into a profound look at the fleeting moments of joy that make up a life and the way memory can lead us out of the jagged darkness of loss.