Poetry. "A wonderful book and a big, huge quantum leap for Anselm Berrigan, whose previous work I have also enjoyed, but this book is really something different, it gives you the passionate can't-put-it-down experience of reading a great novel, and technically it's so assured you don't even notice how he, Anselm, is producing all his effects. The hero of ZERO STAR HOTEL goes on a mythic quest; the story's told very simply, with lots of gritty detail and an attention to surfaces and realities that grabs your interest and won't let go. I can't speak highly enough about ZERO STAR HOTEL but in the words of Paula Abdul, Anselm, you have raised the bar for all of us, you're my American idol now"—Kevin Killian.
Anselm Berrigan is the editor of WHAT IS POETRY? (JUST KIDDING, I KNOW YOU KNOW): INTERVIEWS FROM THE POETRY PROJECT NEWSLETTER (1983-2009), and is the author of many books of poetry, most recently SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY, COME IN ALONE, and PRIMITIVE STATE. From 2003 to 2007 he was Artistic Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church. He is Co-Chair, Writing at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts interdisciplinary MFA program and also teaches part- time at Brooklyn College.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA