Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. JANUARY 2008 collects one hundred thirty-five poems written shortly after the death of Landis Everson. "Like fragments of old photographs happened on in a drawer, Ben Mazer's poems tap enigmatic bits of the past that suddenly come to life again. To read him is to follow him along a dreamlike corridor where everything is beautiful and nothing is as it seems"—John Ashbery.
January 2008, by Ben Mazer, collects 135 poems written shortly after the death of Landis Everson.
About the Author
Ben Mazer was born in New York City in 1964. His poems have been widely published in international periodicals, including Fulcrum, Verse, Harvard Review, Jacket, Agenda, Stand, Boston Review, Salt, and The Wolf. His poetry collections include Poems (The Pen and Anvil Press, 2010), and two chapbooks, The Foundations of Poetry Mathematics (Cannibal Books, 2008) and Johanna Poems (Cy Gist Press, 2007). He is the editor of Selected Poems of Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (Harvard University Press, 2010), Landis Everson's Everything Preserved: Poems 1955-2005 (Graywolf Press, 2006, winner of the first Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Foundation), and a forthcoming edition of the poems and critical prose of John Crowe Ransom. He lives in Boston, where he is a contributing editor to Fulcrum: An Annual of Poetry and Aesthetics.