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Mei-mei Berssenbrugge


Born
in Beijing, China
October 05, 1957

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Mei-mei Berssenbrugge was born in Beijing, the daughter of a Chinese mother and an American father who was the son of Dutch immigrants. Her mother was a mathematician, and her maternal grandmother received a college education in prerevolutionary China. Her father was employed at the American Embassy in Chungking, and later pursued Far Eastern studies at Harvard University. Her family moved to the United States when she was a year old. She earned a BA from Reed College and an MFA from Columbia University.

Berssenbrugge is the author of fourteen books of poetry, most recently A Treatise on Stars (New Directions, 2020). Her other works include The Heat Bird (1983), winner of the American Book Award; Empathy (1989), winner of the PEN West Award
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Average rating: 4.24 · 1,011 ratings · 98 reviews · 27 distinct worksSimilar authors
I Love Artists

4.35 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Hello, the Roses

4.25 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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A Treatise on Stars

3.78 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2020 — 3 editions
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Nest

4.25 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 2003
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The Heat Bird

4.38 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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Four-Year-Old Girl

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Empathy

4.45 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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Concordance

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4.38 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2006
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Endocrinology

4.45 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Sphericity

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4.20 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1993
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“Soft margins and wide peripheries unfocused, I don't give form to my appreciation, but sit quietly with a quality of blossoms that feels like light.”
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Hello, the Roses



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