Scarlett Tanager by Bernadette Mayer
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Scarlett Tanager
By Bernadette Mayer

Scarlett Tanager


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Scarlett Tanager by Bernadette Mayer

Book Description

New work from one of America's most original experimental poets. Comprised almost entirely of never-before-collected poems, Scarlet Tanager is Bernadette Mayer's first collection of new work in nearly a decade. 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. There are also curious translations of Mayer poems into joking, free-styling French, which are then re-translated back into English, landing somewhere extremely witty and quite some ways from the original. There is no one writing today who can touch Bernadette Mayer for sheer pleasure and throw-away brilliance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811215824
ISBN-10: 0811215822
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 155mm x 10mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bernadette Mayer

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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