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Author: Michael Gessner

Michael Gessner has authored 11 books of poetry and prose including ANALECTS (BlazeVOX [books], 2019), THE WRITER'S CIRCLE AND OTHER STORIES (BlazeVox [books], 2016), TRANSVERSALES (BlaeVox [books], 2013), and BEAST BOOK (BlazeVox [books], 2010). The Poetry Foundation selected several for its digital archives in 2017. He has been a finalist in several competitions including "Discovery/The Nation," The Pablo Neruda Award, and North American Review's James Hearst Poetry Prize. His work appears in The American Journal of Poetry, American Letters & Commentary, American Literary Review, The French Literary Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, Kenyon Review, North American Review, Oxford Review, Verse Daily, The Yale Journal of Humanities and others. He is a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle. Gessner is married to Jane Catherine Rassicotte, a watercolorist, and has one son, Christopher, who writes for screen.

Analects
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Analects

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Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Art. Selected from more than four decades of journal keeping, and with additional excerpts from published essays, ANALECTS speaks to the general reader, and specifically to those who have interests in poetry and poetics....

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Artificial Life
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Artificial Life

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Poetry. "This collection, ARTIFICIAL LIFE, includes several night scenes, lit as if by an expanding network of fireflies. From a lofty but wordless height, the poet suddenly swoops towards some arresting detail--a party spilling onto a street, a com...

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Beast Book
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Beast Book

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Poetry. "These poems are lively and smart and musical"--Robert Pinsky. "The poet embraces a 'beast-handler' family, servants to animals, and gamely joins in the ancient trade. Gessner shepherds in a menagerie of mythical beasts, mentors and poets. B...

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Transversales
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Transversales

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Poetry. "The poems in Michael Gessner's new collection, TRANSVERSALES, are formally dazzling—incisive, witty, and smart—but compassion tempers linguistic brilliance. In a series set in Paris, for instance, a visit (against advice) to the "labyrinth ...

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The Writers' Circle and Other Stories
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The Writers' Circle and Other Stories

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Fiction. "In this stunning collection Michael Gessner pays full attention to the marginal and the marginalized—whether unwashed, rejected, condemned, or simply unusual—and brilliantly inhabits them, evoking their passions, their yearnings, and also ...

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