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Author: Gordon Massman

Gordon Massman was born in 1949, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and attended the University of Texas–Austin, and the University of Alaska–Fairbanks. For twenty-five years he acquired scholarly and trade books in the social sciences and humanities for various scholarly and commercial publishers including The University of Wisconsin Press and Westview Press. He now teaches writing and literature at The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts, and lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts. He is the author of THE NUMBERS (Pavement Saw Press, 2000), THE ESSENTIAL NUMBERS 1991-2008 (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009), 0.174: THE COMPLETE NUMBERS CYCLE (NYQ Books, 2011), the collections LOVE and DEATH, both published by NYQ Books in 2014 (also available as a two-volume set), and GOD: A HANDBOOK FOR THE DISBELIEVER (NYQ Books, 2017).

0.174: The Complete Numbers Cycle
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0.174: The Complete Numbers Cycle

NYQ Books

Poetry. Gordon Massman's 0.174: THE COMPLETE NUMBERS CYCLE is an intricate exposure of the self. In this 20 years' culmination of work, he has dared to make the invisible visible. Perhaps on some level a perverse project, 0.174 lays open in depth-co...

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Death
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Death

Poetry. With the recent deaths of his parents nine months apart and a lifelong egotistical dissatisfaction with personal extinction Gordon Massman throws everything he has at DEATH, the title of this characteristically unconventional performance. Sh...

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The Essential Numbers 1991-2008
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The Essential Numbers 1991-2008

Tarpaulin Sky Press

Poetry. From THE ESSENTIAL NUMBERS: "1715": "It is unimportant to me whether anyone reads these poems / or their assessment of them should they, I do not care under / whose name they are published, nor could I care less what / literary critics say a...

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God: A Handbook for the Disbeliever
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God: A Handbook for the Disbeliever

NYQ Books

Poetry. "For decades, a certain photograph—I don't know who took the picture—has been lodged in my mind of an ash-smeared, half-naked, crazed-looking man peering through a thicket of brambles in what might be called The Wilderness of No God. He look...

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Love
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Love

NYQ Books

Poetry. Answering his psychotherapist's challenge to write a book of love poems, and finally after 64 years considering himself capable, Gordon Massman offers this volume appropriately titled LOVE which he considers to be a kind of single verbal sym...

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Love & Death: Two Volume Set
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Love & Death: Two Volume Set

NYQ Books

Poetry. Love walks with death, death with love; the two intensify each other's existence. These two books urged from the same visceral human pool are starred with identical sibling markings, deep set eyes, monkey mouths, dazzling corneas. The two ar...

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The Numbers
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The Numbers

Pavement Saw Press

Poetry. The poems in this volume are but representatives of Gordon Massman's lifelong project, now 1193 poems deep, each merely numbered in the order it was written, and which when completed will form a psychographic autobiography. This self-analyti...

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