Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Book - 2005
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Comprised almost entirely of never-before-collected poems,  Scarlet Tanager  is Bernadette Mayer's first collection of new work in nearly a decade. Called "magnificent" by John Ashbery and "consummate" by Robert Creeley. Mayer mixes together delightful epigrams ("What it means to be a mammal / sexually /it's cute"), long-line free verse, and her astonishing sonnets. There are also curious, extremely witty translations of Mayer poems into joking, free-style French, which are then re-translated back into English, landing quite some ways from the original. There is no one writing today who can touch Bernadette Mayer for sheer pleasure and indelible brilliance.
Publisher: New York : New Directions Book, 2005
ISBN: 9780811215824
Branch Call Number: 811.54 M4522S 2005
Characteristics: 117 pages ; 23 cm

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