Synopses & Reviews
A wild book of highly autobiographical, essentially religious prose poems.
This is a wild book of highly autobiographical, essentially religious prose poems. Jorie Graham sees Stephen Berg's work as a "strenuous and often dangerous self-witness; an astounding overview of American urban life at the apex and turning point of a major civilization; a probing into memory -- both of the individual and of the race -- at a moment when memory might be the medium that both saves us and finally condemns us; most importantly, it is brilliantly written, brilliantly perceived . . . In reading Berg you will be reading the master of the prose poem."