Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. "We sit in our rooms. We write. We try to read. It begins to grow dark. We switch on the light. We wait for the world to come to us. Or, we don't. We start asking ourselves questions. Others arrive unbidden. One of the questions: what kind of jobs do we, should we, as poets, end up with while we do our real job?"
Michael Gottlieb is the author of nineteen books including most recently, WHAT WE DO: ESSAYS FOR POETS (Chax Press, 2016), I HAD EVERY INTENTION (Faux Press, 2014), DEAR ALL (Roof Books, 2013), and MEMOIR AND ESSAY (Faux Press, 2010), the authoritative recounting of the early days of the Language school. He was one of the editors of Roof, the foundational 1970s and 80s poetry magazine. A number of his works have been adopted for the stage, including his definitive 9/11 poem, The Dust, hailed by Ron Silliman as one of the "five greatest Language poems." The Dust was staged by Fiona Templeton an company at the Poetry Project at St. Marks on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.Author City: VICTORIA, TX USA