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Gene Tanta

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Timisoara, Romania



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Gene Tanta was born in Timisoara, Romania and lived there until 1984, when his family immigrated to the United States. Since then, he has lived in DeKalb, Iowa City, New York, Oaxaca City, Iasi, Milwaukee, and Chicago. He is a poet, visual artist, and translator of contemporary Romanian poetry. His two poetry books are Unusual Woods (BlazeVOX 2010) and Pastoral Emergency. Tanta earned his MFA in Poetry from the Iowa's Writers' Workshop in 2000 and his PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2009 with literary specialization in twentieth-century American poetry and the European avant-garde. His journal publications include: EPOCH, Ploughshares, Circumference Magazine, Exquisite Corpse, Watchword, Columbia Poetry Review, ...more

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Unusual Woods

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XPMK: An Illuminated Chapbook

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Comte de Lautréamont
“As beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table.”

Nikolai Gogol
“Perfect nonsense goes on in the world. Sometimes there is no plausibility at all”
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol, The Nose

Marcel Duchamp
“I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.”
Marcel Duchamp

André Breton
“The imaginary is what tends to become real.”
André Breton

25x33 Safety Last: Poetry at the Migraines — 6 members — last activity Nov 28, 2008 12:27PM
Poetry is a safety net for the unimaginative. I don't believe a word of this because I made it up out of thin air (or is it a poem?) Let's talk about ...more
14527 Scantily Clad Press — 183 members — last activity Jul 13, 2016 06:22AM
SCP is an e-chap series edited by Andrew Lundwall. . .

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Bradley Hello Gene, I hope you are having a good day! =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

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