Poetry. In ETHICS OF SLEEP, Mayer's poetic voice is once again at its very best as she conjures up some of the most pioneering and experimental explorations in American letters today. This groundbreaking masterwork springs from the netherland of her dreams; surely to be considered by readers and scholars alike in the same legendary company of Memory, Studying Hunger, and Midwinter Day as one of her more triumphant and dynamically accomplished works to date.
Author City: EAST NASSAU, NY USA
Bernadette Mayer was born in Brooklyn, New York, and received her BA from the New School for Social Research in 1967. She is the author of more than two dozen volumes of poetry including Helens of Troy, NY (2013), ETHICS OF SLEEP (2011), Poetry State Forest (2008), Scarlet Tanager (2005), Two Haloed Mourners (1998), ANOTHER SMASHED PINECONE (1998), Proper Name and Other Stories (1996), The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters (1994), The Bernadette Mayer Reader (1992), The Formal Field of Kissing (1990), Sonnets (1989), and Midwinter Day (1982), among others. From 1967 to 1969, Mayer and conceptual artist Vito Acconci edited the journal 0 TO 9, and in 1977 she established United Artists Press with the poet Lewis Warsh. She taught writing workshops for many year at The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in New York City, and she served as the Poetry Project's director during the 1980s. Since 2000, Bernadette Mayer has lived in East Nassau, New York.
Reviews and Other Links
H.K. Rainey @ Kelsey Street Press
Bernadette Mayer @ PennSound
T. C. Marshall @ Galatea Resurrects