Martha Cooley



Martha Cooley lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches in the Bennington Writing Seminars and the master's program in creative writing at Boston University.

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Library Heaven

To get inside the Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze, you first have to request a library card. Which means speaking with a certain Signor d’Onofrio, white-haired and voluble, who’ll make you fill out a form while he peppers you with questions and comments.
          What’re you looking for, he’ll ask.
          A book of poems, Antonio and I answer him.
          Ah!, he replies, I wr... Read more of this blog post »
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The Archivist

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Thirty-three Swoons: A Novel

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Guesswork: A Memoir in Essays

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“In a few minutes I heard the books' voices: a low, steady, unsupressible hum. I'd heard it many times before. I've always had a finely tuned ear for a library's accumulations of echo and desire. Libraries are anything but hushed.”
Martha Cooley, The Archivist

“With a little effort, anything can be shown to connect with anything else: existence is infinitely cross-referenced. And everything has more than one definition. ”
Martha Cooley, The Archivist

“With a little effort, anything can be shown to connect with anything else: existence is infinitely cross-referenced.”
Martha Cooley, The Archivist

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