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The Helens of Troy, New York
     

The Helens of Troy, New York

by Bernadette Mayer
 

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.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

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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.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 diedthere’s nothing more to say my hair’s braided like a family i took off, it was fun, i loved itif you did something wrong, they punished you one helen is enough, trust me

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811220422
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet 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.

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