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Elevators by Rena Rosenwasser


Poetry. LGBT Studies. Art. These experimental poems seduce us with their verbal architectures as the book transports the reader visually and graphically across the globe, through time to the present, from Perugia to Egypt to Manhattan, where historical details mesh with real time haptic experiences of cathedral architecture, Egyptian monuments, and urban corridors that ignite the "wow" effect of the poet's New York City childhood. "This passionate psalm poem is a labyrinth inside a travelogue inside a dream"—Jane Miller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780932716750
Publisher: Kelsey Street Press
Publication date: 04/30/2011
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author


Rena Rosenwasser was born in New York City in 1950. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1971, she moved to California, where, in 1974, she helped found Kelsey Street Press, where she continues to serve as its co-director. Between 1987 and 2006, Rosenwasser initiated and produced a series of collaborations between poets and visual artists that established Kelsey Street as the premiere and longest lived independent publisher of literature for women. Rosenwasser's poetry publications include ELEVATORS (Kelsey Street Press, 2011); Dittany (Taking flight) (Mayacamas Press, 1993); Unplace.Place (Leave Books, 1992); and three collaborations with artist Kate Delos: ISLE (Kelsey Street Press, 1992); Aviary (Limestone Press,1988); and SIMULACRA (Kelsey Street Press, 1986). Her first volume of poetry, DESERT FLATS, was published by Kelsey Street Press in 1979. Currently a board member of Small Press Distribution, Rosenwasser has also served on the Literary Panel for the California Arts Council. She and her partner Penny Cooper reside in Berkeley, California.

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