My Terza Rima

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Geoffrey Young, 2001 - Poetry - 95 pages
Poetry. Michael Gizzi received his BA and MFA from Brown University where he studied with Keith Waldrop. In 1982 he moved to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. He has collaborated with Clark Collidge, Celia Coolidge, John Yau, and Bernadette Mayer who says of his work, Troubadour-trickster Gizzi is a poetry trouble maker and he's fortunate to have two golden z's in his name. Interlocking Gizzi is relentlessly learned about the American idiom and it's delphic and unobscurely elfin to perceive everything the way we think he does--Bernadette Mayer.
 

Contents

A SWEEPING LOOK AT HARD CANDY
13
A TREATISE ON COWLICKS
14
ADVENTURES IN POULTRY
15
AGENT GINKGO VIAGRA
16
AN UNDENIABLE QUIVERING IN THE LATITUDES
17
BLEEDERS IMPROMPTU
18
BOP WESTERN
19
BOTCHERS PARADISE
20
NATURE LOVES TO HIDE
31
PARSECS OF THE DUNG BEETLE
32
PISSERS AND KILLERS
33
REQUIEM FOR A TENT
34
RIMBAUD IN ATTLEBORO
35
SAVED BY A LOON
36
SHADOW BOXER GOING BLIND
37
SO YOU WANT TO BE A SANTA CLONE
38

BUCKLE DOWN BELCHERTOWN
21
BURNT END OF A GARDENER
22
COOKOUT AT SYRINGA RANCH
23
GONE BAMBOO
24
HAM ON A RAINBOW
25
IN THE NAMEWAKES
26
LAST CLOSEST IMAGE OF EROS
27
LONE LEE
28
LOOKING FOR PLUGGY
29
MOUNT CAPON COMES TO BOZO
30
STATIONS OF THE SHELF
39
THE BIG INCONTINENCE
40
THE DUKE ZONE
41
THE DUKE ZONE
42
THE DUKE ZONE
43
THE RED BUTTOCKS OF MOAB
44
VISIONS OF DAVE
45
VITA OVA
46
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About the author (2001)

Michael Gizzi was born in Schenectady, New York. He received his BA and MFA from Brown University, then spent the next decade as a licensed arborist in Southern New England. In the early 1980s he migrated to the Berkshire Hills in western Massachusetts, where he began teaching. For the next twenty years he coordinated many poetry readings and edited lingo magazine and Hard Press (which published, among others, Bernadette Mayer, Merrill Gilfillan, Jim Brodey, and the artist Trevor Winkfield). Back in Rhode Island, Gizzi taught at Brown University where he also coordinated the Downcity Poetry Series and continued publishing, with Craig Watson in Jamestown, RI, the imprint Qua Books. He is currently teaching at Roger Williams University in Bristol and lives in Providence.

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