Poetry. Here is the new, moving and hilarious book of poems from Michael Gottlieb, a key first-gen Language poet. Many of Michael Gottlieb's pieces have been adopted for the stage, including his poem about 9/11, "The Dust," which Ron Silliman named "the first great poetic work to emerge from [that] trauma." American Book Review says MEMOIR AND ESSAY, "does for New York what A Moveable Feast did for Paris." Alan Davies observes, "Michael Gottlieb is a reader of the fortunes of these times, the ones we live in. And he is a teller of those fortunes."
Michael Gottlieb is the author of twenty books, including MOSTLY CLEARING (Roof Books, 2019), WHAT WE DO: ESSAYS FOR POETS (Chax Press, 2016), I HAD EVERY INTENTION (Faux Press, 2014), DEAR ALL (Roof Books, 2013), MEMOIR AND ESSAY (Faux Press, 2010), LOST AND FOUND (Roof Books, 2003), GORGEOUS PLUNGE (Roof Books, 2000), NEW YORK (The Figures, 1993), and NINETY-SIX TEARS (Roof Books, 1981). "We Will Never Speak of This Again" and "The Dust," his poem about 9/11, have been adapted for the stage. Selections from this book were staged at the Poetry Project in 2019. He works in tech and divides his time between NYC and Connecticut.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA