Poetry. Finalist for the 2017 California Book Award. TONY GREENE ERA is a new collection of poems by artist, poet, and photographer Kevin Killian, a founding member of the New Narrative movement. Doomed and dizzied by memories of lovers, cities, troubles, stray phrases still audible over a radioed past, these new poems seek a sandcastle San Francisco only to find it slowly dissolving into its past. "How's that going for you," Killian asks in this sharp new book, "racing your destiny, being alone?"
Kevin Killian's poetry collections include ARGENTO SERIES (2001), Action Kylie (2008), Tweaky Village (2014), TONY GREENE ERA (Wonder Books, 2017), and Les éléments (Joco Seria). He is also the author of three volumes of Selected Amazon Reviews (2006-17), the novels Shy (1989), Arctic Summer (1997), and Spreadeagle (2012) the short-story collections Little Men (1996), which won the PEN Oakland award, I Cry Like a Baby (2001), the Lambda Literary Award-winner Impossible Princess (2009); and the memoir Bedrooms Have Windows (1989). With Lewis Ellingham, Killian coedited Jack Spicer's posthumously published detective novels The Train of Thought: (Chapter III of a Detective Novel) (1994) and The Tower of Babel (1994) and cowrote the biography Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance (1998). With Peter Gizzi, Killian coedited My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (2008), which won the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. With Dodie Bellamy, he edited the anthology WRITERS WHO LOVE TOO MUCH: NEW NARRATIVE 1977-1997 (2017). Kevin Killian is the author of more than 40 plays for San Francisco Poets Theater. His collaborative poets theater works include Stone Marmalade (1996, with Leslie Scalapino), The American Objectivists (2001, with Brian Kim Stefans), and, with Barbara Guest, Often (published in a limited edition by Kenning Editions in 2001). Killian and David Brazil are coeditors of THE KENNING ANTHOLOGY OF POETS THEATER: 1945-1985 (2010).Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA