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The richness of life & time as they happen to us in tiny explosions of all the time are grasped and held up for us to view in [her] magnificent work.

—John Ashbery

“One of the most interesting, exciting, and open of late-20th century experimental poets.”—Tom Clark, San Francisco Chronicle


Poetry State Forest

Poetry by Bernadette Mayer

Called “a consummate poet” by Robert Creeley and "a poet of extraordinary inventiveness, erotic energy and challenge, and ironic intelligence" by Michael Palmer, Bernadette Mayer can be found in all her variety in Poetry State Forest, which contains nature poems, sonnets, prose poetry, pastiches, long sequences, and epigrams.

published November 1st, 2008