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Author: Rob Halpern

Rob Halpern lives between San Francisco and Yspilanti, Michigan, where he organizes the Writers' Bloc Poetry Workshop inside Women's Huron Valley Prison, while teaching at Eastern Michigan University. His books include include HIEROGLYPHS OF THE INVERTED WORLD (Kenning Editions, 2021), WEAK LINK (Atelos, 2019), COMMON PLACE (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), and MUSIC FOR PORN (Nightboat Books, 2012). Together with Robin Tremblay-McGaw, he co-edited From Our Hearts to Yours: New Narrative as Contemporary Practice (Contemporary Practice), which was listed among Entropy's "Best Non-Fiction" books of 2017. Halpern's critical and lyrical essays appear in Mediations, Brooklyn Rail, Journal of Narrative Theory, Modernist Cultures, and Chicago Review, as well as the edited volumes Ecopoetics: Essays in the Field, and Political Poetics: Poetry and Communism. He is the editor of Bruce Boone Dismembered: Selected Poems, Stories, and Essays (Nightboat, 2020).

Common Place
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Common Place

Ugly Duckling Presse

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...

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Hieroglyphs of the Inverted World
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Hieroglyphs of the Inverted World

Kenning Editions

Poems of investigation, analysis and healing from poet, critic, editor and activist Rob Halpern. Rob Halpern's new sequence of poems speaks to social, environmental, and personal crisis—from white supremacist violence and wildfires raging just north...

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Music for Porn
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Music for Porn

Nightboat Books

Poetry. Taking Walt Whitman's Civil War poems as an inspiration, Rob Halpern's MUSIC FOR PORN moves across the landscape of battlefields and homoerotic affect in an encompassing engagement of desire and death. Halpern work, constructed of poetry and...

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Rumored Place
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Rumored Place

Krupskaya

Poetry. RUMORED PLACE, Rob Halpern's first book, combines a near confessional narrative of physical passion with the documentation of "social fact." "The book," he states, "is situated between subjective desire and objective need." Any reader making...

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Weak Link
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Weak Link

Atelos

Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. WEAK LINK is an interstitial work containing poems, poem-essays, prose sequences, letters, translations, exercises, and manifestos. Everything collected in it has been recovered from the faults and cracks within and between ...

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