Poetry. LGBT Studies. COMMON PLACE continues Halpern's sustained inquiry into the relations of body and voice to relentless militarization and economic depredation. Written in enjambed verses and impacted prose, Halpern's language is at once raw and sculpted, passionate, and analytic.
Rob Halpern teaches in the English Department at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of RUMORED PLACE (Krupskaya, 2004), which was nominated for a California Book Award; DISASTER SUITES (Palm Press 2009); MUSIC FOR PORN (Nightboat Books, 2011); and COMMON PLACE (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), as well as several chapbooks, including Weak Link (Slack Buddha Press, 2009) and Imaginary Politics (TapRoot Editions, 2008). With Taylor Brady, he also co-authored the book length poem SNOW SENSITIVE SKIN (Displaced Press, 2011). Recent essays and translations appear in Chicago Review, Journal of Narrative Theory, and The Claudius App. Rob currently splits his time between San Francisco and Ypsilanti, Michigan.Author City: YPSILANTI, MI USA