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Poetry. "It's OK that poetry won't save us from circumstance, or pave our road to what we're tempted to call Heaven, but it doesn't matter because reading Bernadette Mayer's poetry is where I always want to be. Here, within the playfulness of her language, is where consequences of daily living are histories of heart and mind. Poetry is in life and life is in Bernadette's p ...more
Paperback, 83 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by United Artists Books (first published 1998)
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like the night I defy you
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we can't even write
have no power
there's no fine America no more
nothing left but
a danger to everyone
worse than any empire
all greed
machines & bombs for everyone
destruction for all
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Bernadette Mayer (born May 12, 1945) is an American poet, writer, and visual artist associated with both the Language poets and the New York School. Mayer's record-keeping and use of stream-of-consciousness narrative are two trademarks of her writing, though she is also known for her work with form and mythology. In addition to the influence of her textual-visual art and journal-keeping, Mayer's p ...more
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