THE BLIND SEE ONLY THIS WORLD: POEMS FOR JOHN WIENERS edited by William Corbett, Michael Gizzi and Joseph Torra
Poetry • 2000 • ISBN 1-887123-34-2 • $12 PB • 7 1/2" x 5" • 112 pp
The Blind See Only This World honors the work of the poet John Wieners. It takes its title from the last poem in his sequence “Pressed Wafer.” Contributors to the anthology include: John Ashbery, Paul Auster, Amiri Baraka, William Corbett, Robert Creeley, Diane di Prima, Edward Dorn, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Michael Gizzi, Barbara Guest, Thom Gunn, Jim Harrison, Fanny Howe, Susan Howe, Stephen Jonas, Bernadette Mayer, Ron Padgett, Michael Palmer, Charles Simic, James Tate, Paul Violi, Anne Waldman, John Yau, and John Wieners.
This book was co-published with Pressed Wafe , Boston, MA.
TWO HALOED MOURNERS Bernadette Mayer Poetry • 1998 • ISBN 1-887123-40-7 • $12 PB • 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" • 42 pp
The books starts out dense, vagrant, proceeding on a combination of automatic writing and methodical structural repetitions. It picks up speed, changes gears from poetry to prose and back again ... Then something explodes ... as though all this for- mal experimentation was the rumbling and smoldering of Mt. Saint Helens erupt- ing over the circumstances of Bernadette Mayer’s move back to the Lower East Side from New Hampshire, where what was menace in the air of rural America is met h e a d - o n i n t h e N e w Y o r k C i t y o f R e a g a n a n d W a l l S t r e e t . T W O H A L O E D M O U R N E R S i s a m e m o i r o f f e a r a n d l o a t h i n g a s t h e 7 0 s s o m e r s a u l t i n t o t h e 8 0 s . ”
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BERNADETTE MAYER’S books include: Studying Hunger (Big Sky 1975), The Golden Book of Words (Angel Hair 1978), Midwinter Day (Turtle Island Foundation 1982) and A Bernadette Mayer Reader (New Directions 1992).