Poetry State Forest

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New Directions Publishing, 2008 - Poetry - 196 pages
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One of the most interesting, exciting, and open of late-20th century experimental poets. Tom Clark, San Francisco Chronicle"
 

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Contents

From WIHAHITITTUAVTB
46
To Mr Elkin
53
peggy margaret
59
Easy Puddings
72
Ancient Brooklyn Talk by the Boardwalk
80
The Real Finch Sock Sonnet
88
Storage Dreams
96
Eye Brain
104
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About the author (2008)

Called “a consummate poet” by Robert Creeley, Bernadette Mayer was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1945. A most prolific poet, her first book was published at the age of twenty-three. Many texts later she continues to write progressive poetry from her home in East Nassau, New York. For many years Mayer lived and worked on the Lower East Side of Manhattan where she was the Director of St. Mark’s Poetry Project from 1980-1984. Bernadette Mayer has received grants and awards from PEN American Center, The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art, the NEA, The Academy of American Poets, and The American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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