Poetry. "AMONG THE NAMES clicks along, making fast connections, which in turn create a vast and layered network--in short, an economy. Exploring the complexities of 'the gift,' Chernoff's is an economy of the uncanny--each exchange is strikingly new, yet many also make you remember, while others make you recognize connections that would otherwise have remained just out of reach. It's a collection that makes things spring to sight"--Cole Swensen. "This book is entirely beautiful"--Donald Revell.
CAMERA is Maxine Chernoff's 16th book of poems. Her previous book, HERE, was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award, as were 2 of her 6 works of fiction. Her book of stories Signs of Devotion was a NYT Notable Book of 1993. In 2013 she won an NEA Fellowship in Poetry and in 2009 the PEN USA Translation Award for a co-translation of the Selected Poems of Friedrich Hoelderlin. She is former editor of New American Writing and professor and former chair of the Dept of Creative Writing at SFSU. She has taught in Exeter, England, Prague, and St Petersburg, Russia, and was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2016. Author City: MILL VALLEY, CA USA