There are also curious translations of Mayer poems into joking, which are then re-translated back into English, free-styling French, landing somewhere extremely witty and quite some ways from the original. Mayer, "one of the most original writers of her generation" The Washington Post, has mixed together here delightful epigrams "The Mammal Epigram": "Sexually / it's cute", long-line free verse, and her astonishing sonnets.
Works and DaysNew Directions #ad - Works and Days #ad - Every page delights. As the poet herself notes: “My name is Bernadette Mayer, sometimes / I am at the head of my class. ”. A brand spanking new collection, floods “never of dollar money”, while also collecting dozens of poems considering the catholic church, exciting, and dandelions, times’ passage, the invention of words, learned, dogs, grackle hearts, Works and Days is classic Bernadette Mayer: fresh, local politics, friendships, books, Sir Thomas Browne, property development, and endlessly surprising Part springtime journal “why are there thorns?”, Works and Days meditates on the first wasps and chipmunks of the season, “Go Away” welcome mats, and Hesiod.
A Bernadette Mayer Reader New Directions PaperbookNew Directions #ad - She is a consummate poet no matter what’s for supper or who eats it. Truly this is the best How To book I've read in years. Bernadette mayer makes a various world of real people in real times and places, a fact of love and loving use. She writes as if everything were still possible in the work of a lifetime at the coincidence of all the turvy moments.
A Bernadette Mayer Reader New Directions Paperbook #ad - Best so this world is found changed. Clark coolidge “what a clear, insistent health there is here––as if the so-called world were seriously the point, and we could actually live in it, which it is, which we do. Better that she’s read without a thought to stop. Would that all genius were as generous.
Robert Creeley. She has impeccable insight and humor.
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SonnetsTender Buttons Press #ad - Sonnets #ad - This expanded 25th anniversary edition includes a new preface by bernadette mayer, an editor's note by Tender Buttons Press publisher Lee Ann Brown, and a selection of previously unpublished archival material including the Skinny Sonnets, described as "Hypnogogic Word Playing in Reporters' Notebooks" which further expand our map of Bernadette Mayer's ground-breaking works of writing consciousness.
Sonnets, first published in 1989 as tender buttons Number 1 is widely considered to be one of the most generative and innovative works of contemporary American poetry, radically rethinking the traditional sonnet form.
Poetry State Forest New Directions PaperbookNew Directions #ad - Used book in Good Condition. One of the most interesting, exciting, and open of late-20th century experimental poets. Tom clark, pastiches, prose poetry, sonnets, San Francisco Chronicle Bernadette Mayer mixes together nature poems, and epigrams to create Poetry State Forest.
Desires Mothers to Please Others in LettersNightboat Books #ad - Desires Mothers to Please Others in Letters #ad - Written between 1979 and 1980 while pregnant with her third child, Mayer extends her imaginative letters into meditations for us all on life as it is lived in real time, with its responsibilities and manifold desires. Used book in Good Condition. Fierce, will find this book beckoning again and again to offer delicious writing, both mothers and non-mothers, both new and familiar readers, timely information, lyrical, consolation, intimate, and wise, and advice.
Co-published with splitlevel textsendlessly inclusive, first published in 1994 and long out of print, prose poem, evokes the complexity of real persons as it simultaneously reinvents multiple genres: epistle, The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters, and memoir.
Literary Theory: An Anthology Blackwell AnthologiesWiley-Blackwell #ad - Covers all the major schools and methods that make up the dynamic field of literary theory, Sara Ahmed, from Formalism to Postcolonialism Expanded to include work from Stuart Hall, and Lauren Berlant. Wiley-Blackwell. The new edition of this bestselling literary theory anthology has been thoroughly updated to include influential texts from innovative new areas, including disability studies, eco-criticism, and ethics.
Pedagogically enhanced with detailed editorial introductions and a comprehensive glossary of terms Used book in Good Condition.
Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words: The Collected Early Books of Bernadette Mayer Shp Archive EditionsBarrytown/Station Hill Press, Inc. #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Wiley-Blackwell. While these early books have played an oceanic role in the formation of generations of poets, let along examine them critically, meaning that opportunities to read them, they are difficult to secure, has proven challenging at best. Her celebrated and revolutionary first books have long been out of print, available on the secondary market at high costs, by loan or via single-page facsimiles online at Eclipse.
Normal0falsefalsefalseen-usx-nonex-nonemicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Bernadette Mayer has been one of the most influential poets of the late 20th century and into the present. This multi-book collection includes ceremony latin; Red Book in Three Parts; Story; Moving; Poetry; Eruditio Ex Memoria; and The Golden Book of Words.
Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words: The Collected Early Books of Bernadette Mayer Shp Archive Editions #ad - Their operative life has been reduced to rumor and/or brief excerpts, such as New Directions' Bernadette Mayer Reader. This unfortunate gap in the continuum of American experimental poetry is bridged with the publication of Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words: The First Books of Bernadette Mayer. Studying hunger journals, also from this period, was published in 2011 by Station Hill; Memory is forthcoming from Black Widow Press.
This new edition will be an important acquisition for students of contemporary poetry, scholars and libraries.
Midwinter DayNew Directions #ad - . A plain introduction to modes of love and reason/then to end i guess with love, a method to this winter season/Now I've said this love it's all I can remember/Of Midwinter Day the twenty-second of December//Welcome sun, at last with thy softer light/That takes the bite from winter weather/And weaves the random cloth of life together/And drives away the long black night!" Used book in Good Condition.
Midwinter day, " as alice Notley noted, "is an epic poem about a daily routine. A poem in six parts, afternoon, midwinter Day takes us from awakening and emerging from dreams through the whole day-morning, evening, night-to dreams again: ". Used book in Good Condition. Wiley-Blackwell. Perhaps bernadette mayer's greatest work, 1978, at 100 Main Street, Midwinter Day was written on December 22, Lenox, Massachusetts.
Poems for the Millennium: The University of California Book of Modern and Postmodern Poetry, Vol. 2: From Postwar to MillenniumUniversity of California Press #ad - The result is both an essential resource for experiencing the full range of contemporary poetic possibilities and an arresting statement on the future of poetry in the millennium ahead. Used book in Good Condition. Ranging from the period of world war ii through the cold war to the onset of the twenty-first century, Pasolini, Mac Low, Rich, this volume presents two "galleries" of individual poets such as Holan, Waldman, Bachmann, Takahashi, Jabès, U Tam'si, Celan, Baraka, Rukeyser, Finlay, Adonis, Ginsberg, Olson, and Bei Dao.
In addition, an extended section is devoted to examples of the "art of the manifesto" and two smaller groupings of traditional "oral poets" and of experimenters with machine art and cyberpoetics. Poet-editors jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris provide informative and irreverent commentaries throughout. They challenge old truths and propose alternative directions, in the tradition of the manifestos that have marked the art and poetry of the twentieth century.
Poems for the Millennium: The University of California Book of Modern and Postmodern Poetry, Vol. 2: From Postwar to Millennium #ad - Poems for the millennium captures the essence of that change, and unlike any anthology available today it reveals the revolutionary concepts at the very heart of contemporary poetry. Volume 2 offers a dazzling chronicle of the second "great awakening" of experimental poetry in the twentieth century. Wiley-Blackwell.
As we come to the beginning of a new century, we find that the entire vista of modern poetry has dramatically changed. International in its coverage, these volumes bring together the poets and poetry movements that radically altered the ways that art and language express the human condition.