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Author: Maxine Chernoff

CAMERA is Maxine Chernoff's 16th book of poems. Her previous book, HERE, was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award, as were 2 of her 6 works of fiction. Her book of stories Signs of Devotion was a NYT Notable Book of 1993. In 2013 she won an NEA Fellowship in Poetry and in 2009 the PEN USA Translation Award for a co-translation of the Selected Poems of Friedrich Hoelderlin. She is former editor of New American Writing and professor and former chair of the Dept of Creative Writing at SFSU. She has taught in Exeter, England, Prague, and St Petersburg, Russia, and was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2016.

Among the Names
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Among the Names

Apogee Press

Poetry. "AMONG THE NAMES clicks along, making fast connections, which in turn create a vast and layered network--in short, an economy. Exploring the complexities of 'the gift,' Chernoff's is an economy of the uncanny--each exchange is strikingly new...

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Camera
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Camera

Subito Press

Poetry. CAMERA is both paean and lament for a world in flux. To render such a world with its unresolvable tensions between time's embodiment and erasure is the focus of the collection. What does it mean to hold many irreconcilable presences? The tas...

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Here
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Here

Counterpath Press

Poetry. HERE explores a method of expansiveness, how poems sustain a very long line, taking in emotions, objects, and scenes as they appear or are built. Stretching the concept of sentence and description to capacity, the poems witness such subjects...

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JAPAN
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JAPAN

Avenue B

Poetry. "Syllable by syllable, vigorous aural and resolutely abstract. [Chernoff's] strings of words create L=A=N=G= U=A=G=E poetry of the most radical sort. There is not an iota of ingenuousness to be seen anywhere"--Marjorie Perloff.

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The Turning
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The Turning

Apogee Press

Poetry. "Maxine Chernoff's THE TURNING turns at the moment 'when we survive our disappearances,' 'when murder chastises history,' in other words, right now--when all that's left is the leveled playing field of the page, where graffiti scrawled on a ...

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Without
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Without

Shearsman Books

Poetry. The series of poems in Maxine Chernoff's WITHOUT are elegiac brushstrokes, each somewhat feathery and brushing in more than one direction, which creates tension and unexpected arrivals as well as departures: someone or something is missing. ...

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