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Author: John Godfrey

John Godfrey was born in Massena, NY in 1945. He is the author of 14 collections of poetry, including THE CITY KEEPS: SELECTED AND NEW POEMS 1996-2014 (Wave Books, May 2016). He received an AB from Princeton University in 1967, and took a BS in Nursing from Columbia University in 1994. He has received fellowships from the General Electric Foundation (1984), the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (2009), and the Z Foundation (2013). He retired in 2011 after 17 years as a nurse clinician in HIV/AIDS. He has lived in the East Village of Manhattan since the 1960s.

The City Keeps: Selected and New Poems 1966-2014
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The City Keeps: Selected and New Poems 1966-2014

Wave Books

Poetry. John Godfrey's masterful body of work has sustained its attentive, lovesick, unruly energy for over 50 years. THE CITY KEEPS: SELECTED AND NEW POEMS 1996-2014 brings together the best poems from his 13 collections, plus some previously uncol...

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City of Corners
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City of Corners

Wave Books

Poetry. "While others are busy catching their own reflection in the storefront of poetry, Godfrey goes to work on the damage and squalor of the overlooked. His genius rings true"--Peter Gizzi. "The mysteries of language and feeling Godfrey's poetry ...

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Gold Stars Wet Hearts
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Gold Stars Wet Hearts

Faux Press

Poetry. John Godfrey wrote these poems during 2011 and 2012 in Manhattan's East Village, where he's lived since the 1960s. Charles Bernstein finds, "an evanescent lilt... Perception becomes an aroma of reflection and infatuation in John Godfrey's fr...

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Midnight on Your Left
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Midnight on Your Left

The Figures

Poetry. "In a time when most poems seem overlit as sit-coms, John Godfrey stirs up the necessary darkness."—Clark Coolidge

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Private Lemonade
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Private Lemonade

Zephyr Press

Poetry. "In the pages of PRIVATE LEMONADE, Godfrey hands us great gifts of richly unpredictable language, `the power and felicity of pronouns,' an ever alert eye and ear, and a particular human life: these are made manifest and shared with elegance,...

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Push the Mule
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Push the Mule

The Figures

Poetry. "John Godfrey is the ultimate American bard of the prose poem and our Rilke, delivering once-in-a-lifetime epiphanies in job lots. Reading him is hard because you keep hitting sentences whose truths are like heart attacks. You have to pause ...

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Tiny Gold Dress
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Tiny Gold Dress

Lunar Chandelier Press

Poetry. "The evanescent lilt of everyday rumination percolates through these wistful poems, ear bound to ambient eye's wry regrets and tender hopefulness. Perception becomes an aroma of reflection and infatuation in John Godfrey's fractured songs. H...

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