Author: Bernadette Mayer and Lewis Warsh

Bernadette Mayer is the author of more than two dozen volumes of poetry including Works and Days (2016), 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). She was the Director of St. Mark's Poetry Project from 1980 to 1984. Mayer has taught at Naropa Poetics Institute, New School for Social Research, College of Staten Island, and New England College. She has received grants and awards from: PEN American Center, Foundation for Contemporary Performing Art, The NEA, the Academy for American Poets, and American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Lewis Warsh is the author of four novels—Agnes & Sally (1984); A Free Man (1991, 2019); Ted's Favorite Skirt (2002); and A Place in the Sun (2010)—and a book of collected stories, One Foot Out the Door (2014). His numerous collections of poetry include, among others, THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD (2001), Inseparable (2008), ALIEN ABDUCTION (2015) and OUT OF THE QUESTION: SELECTED POEMS 1963-2003 (2017). He is co-founder, with Bernadette Mayer, of United Artists Magazine and Books, and co-editor, with Anne Waldman, of The Angel Hair Anthology (2001). He is recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Fund for Poetry, The New York State Council of the Arts, The American Poetry Review, and The Poet's Foundation. He has taught at Naropa University, The Poetry Project, Bowery Poetry, and SUNY Albany and currently teaches at Long Island University (Brooklyn), where he was founding director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing (2007-13).

Piece of Cake
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Piece of Cake

Station Hill Press

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Bernadette Mayer and Lewis Warsh wrote PIECE OF CAKE as a work of collaborative prose poetry, based on a process of each writing on alternate days in the course of August of 1976. It recounts the quotidian details of dai...

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