[Mayer] writes as if everything were still possible in the work of a lifetime at the coincidence of all the turvy moments.

Clark Coolidge

Available May 1, 1992

A Bernadette Mayer Reader

Poetry by Bernadette Mayer

“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 has impeccable insight and humor. She is a consummate poet no matter what’s for supper or who eats it. Would that all genius were as generous.” – Robert Creeley

Be strong Bernadette

Nobody will ever know

I came here for a reason

Perhaps there is a life here

Of not being afraid of your own heart beating

Do not be afraid of your own heart beating

Look at very small things with your eyes

& stay warm

From “The Way to Keep Going in Antarctica”

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Paperback (published May 1, 1992)

ISBN
9780811212038
Price US
15.95
Page Count
162

Bernadette Mayer

Contemporary American Poet

[Mayer] writes as if everything were still possible in the work of a lifetime at the coincidence of all the turvy moments.

Clark Coolidge

Bernadette Mayer is a poet of extraordinary inventiveness, erotic energy and challenge, and ironic intelligence.

—Michael Palmer