Poetry State Forest

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New Directions Publishing, 2008 - Poetry - 196 pages
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Bernadette Mayer mixes together nature poems, pastiches, sonnets, prose poetry, and epigrams to create Poetry State Forest.


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User Review  - Paul Klinger - Goodreads

So much about getting old. Turning sedentary but staying lively and lashing things. Having a whip braided from gray hair. Who knows anything about Bernadette Mayer and regrets. I keep thinking about ... Read full review

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An excellent new book from Bernadette Mayer! Read full review


To Mr Elkin
peggy margaret
Easy Puddings
Ancient Brooklyn Talk by the Boardwalk
The Real Finch Sock Sonnet
Storage Dreams
Eye Brain

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About the author (2008)

Called "a consummate poet" by Robert Creeley, Bernadette Mayer was bornin Brooklyn, New York, in 1945. A most prolific poet, her first bookwas published at the age of twenty-three. Many texts later shecontinues to write progressive poetry from her home in East Nassau, NewYork. For many years Mayer lived and worked on the Lower East Side ofManhattan where she was the Director of St. Mark's Poetry Project from1980-1984. Bernadette Mayer has received grants and awards from PENAmerican Center, The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art, theNEA, The Academy of American Poets, and The American Academy of Artsand Letters.

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