A Bernadette Mayer Reader

A Bernadette Mayer Reader

A Bernadette Mayer Reader What a clear insistent health there is here as if the so called world were seriously the point which it is and we could actually live in it which we do Truly this is the best How To book I ve read

  • Title: A Bernadette Mayer Reader
  • Author: Bernadette Mayer
  • ISBN: 9780811212038
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • What a clear, insistent health there is here as if the so called world were seriously the point, which it is, and we could actually live in it, which we do Truly this is the best How To book I ve read in years Bernadette Mayer makes a various world of real people in real times and places, a fact of love and loving use She has impeccable insight and humor She is a con What a clear, insistent health there is here as if the so called world were seriously the point, which it is, and we could actually live in it, which we do Truly this is the best How To book I ve read in years Bernadette Mayer makes a various world of real people in real times and places, a fact of love and loving use She has impeccable insight and humor She is a consummate poet no matter what s for supper or who eats it Would that all genius were as generous Robert Creeley

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    One of those CLASSIC selections that makes you want to read EVERYTHING the poet has written! Contains some of my favorite poems BY ANY POET, including, "First turn to me," "Counterhatch," "It Moves Across," and her BRILLIANT sonnet, "You jerk you didn't call me up." Her influence on many celebrated living poets cannot be stressed enough. She's ONE OF OUR BEST!CAConradCAConrad

    It's all pretty much amazing but the poem I hadn't read before and that blew me away was "Gay Full Story." Also: "Marie Makes Fun of Me at the Shore," which in its entirety goes:Marie sayslook tiny red spidersare walkingacross the pools& just as I am writing downtiny redspiders arewalking across the poolsShe says Mom I can just see itin your poem it'll saytiny red spiders are walkingacross the pools

    i came across "You jerk you didn't call me up" (the one that lovingly invokes cobra commander) last month and thought i needed to immediately know more about the consciousness that created it but i have to say, this is not my bag. i pride myself on having a strange bag that holds many different shapes of objects but bernadette mayer, apart from the one sonnet that involves cobra commander, does not go in my bag. at some point in time i can see how this might have felt bold and grabbed people by [...]

    Some of the prose excerpts are bound to feel unsatisfying but the brief notes on the method behind them--"Memory is a journal of the Month of July 1971 based on notes and writings, and a series of 1,116 slides…" "Studying Hunger consists of two lectures culled from the 400-page Studying Hunger Journals, an experiment in recording states of consciousness" points to the range of BM, from translations of Catullus to what Joey A sees as proto conceptualist transcription projects. Particularly inte [...]

    Outside of Barbara Guest, Bernadette Mayer is other major female voice in the New York School. Whereas Guest poems are arresting and unexpected but very cerebral, Mayer's work has a more earthly intelligence paired with a manic humor. Her poems, however, are less painterly or lyric than Guest's. Indeed, she is defined by play: word play, image play, play in sexuality. Her sonnets pair formality with broken syntax, her lyrics often pair humor with feminine swagger. Mayer's juxtapositions often en [...]

    Thr prose work doesn't really interest me but the 'sonnets' knock me out. This collection is effective in that it makes me completely want more of her work - a sufficent introduction to an apparently brilliant woman. I found her through 'Eve of Easter', which is great, but it's 'Failures in Infinitives' and of course 'You jerk you didn't call me up' that have changed me deeply. The voice is crushingly singular and true; Mayer is exactly the poet I wish to be.

    Bernadette Mayer is one of my favorite poets but this volume is not very well put together and it's way too short. Little nibbles and you're still hungry and confused about what you ate. Better read after you've read her books one by one and then what's the point? There are some poems in the reader that are otherwise out of print, that's the point.

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