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The Helens of Troy, New York

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Publisher Comments:

Part of our revived "Poetry Pamphlet Series", All the Helens of Troy is Bernadette Mayers's profile of all of the Helens living in Troy, New York, done with poems and images, mixing the classical with the ordinary and delightful intelligence with irreverence.

An excerpt:

everybody died

there’s nothing more to say
my hair’s braided like a family
i took off, it was fun, i loved it

if you did something wrong, they punished you
one helen is enough, trust me

Synopsis:

Part of our revived "Poetry Pamphlet Series", is Bernadette Mayers's profile of all of the Helens living in Troy, New York, done with poems and images.

About the Author

Called "a consummate poet" by Robert Creeley, Bernadette Mayer was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1945. A most prolific poet, her first book was published at the age of twenty-three. Many texts later she continues to write progressive poetry from her home in East Nassau, New York. For many years Mayer lived and worked on the Lower East Side of Manhattan where she was the Director of St. Mark's Poetry Project from 1980-1984. Bernadette Mayer has received grants and awards from PEN American Center, The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art, the NEA, The Academy of American Poets, and The American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811220422
Author:
Mayer, Bernadette
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Series:
New Directions Poetry Pamphlets
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 13 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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