Poetry. "Almost 20 years ago, when I was a critic by profession, a wise theater friend took me to my first Mac Wellman play—she'd grown tired of hearing me rant against a dumb, conventional 'avant-garde' of images. I wanted language, ideas, great but non-narrative passions. I saw Mac's work, and there they were. Still are. Mac Wellman's poetry, on and off stage, is ever-inventive, witty, angry, playful and exactly as contrarian in form and spirit as our culture deserves"—Erika Munk.
Mac Wellman's recent work as a playwright includes: The Offending Gesture, directed by Meghan Finn at the Connelly Theater in 2016 and Horrocks (and Toutatis Too) Woo World Wu at Emerson College in Boston in 2013 (with Erin Mallon & Tim Sirgusa). He has received numerous honors, including NEA, Guggenheim, and Foundation of Contemporary Arts fellowships. In 2003 he received his third Obie, for lifetime Achievement. In 2006 his third novel, Q's Q, was published by Green Integer, and in 2008 a volume of stories, A Chronicle of the Madness of Small Worlds, was published by Trip Street Press. His books of poetry include MINIATURE, STRANGE ELEGIES, and SPLIT THE STICK from Roof Books, LEFT GLOVE (Solid Objects Press), and AWE (UDP). His novel Linda Perdido won the 2011 FC2 Catherine Doctorow Prize for Innovative Fiction. He is Distinguished Professor of Play Writing at Brooklyn College.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA