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Amber Tamblyn faces her own demons writing poetry in 'Dark Sparkler'

Amber Tamblyn faces her own demons writing poetry in 'Dark Sparkler'

Brittany Murphy was found unconscious in her shower, sick with pneumonia, four different drugs in her system. The actress' death in 2009 was sudden and mysterious and ugly, but posthumous magazine covers showed her looking glamorous, her struggles hidden. The story gnawed at Amber Tamblyn. She'd never met Murphy but felt an odd kinship to her. So she sat down at her kitchen table in Venice and wrote a poem about the late star. "The Country says good things/about the body," it read. "They print the best photos;/the least bones, the most peach." FULL COVERAGE: FESTIVAL OF BOOKS So began Tamblyn's poetic exploration into the muddy waters of fame,...

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