Poetry. Drama. SUE IN BERLIN is a succession of and an interaction between several pieces that could also be said were designed for the stage. What SUE IN BERLIN puts to the fore: The paramount importance of theater or some aspects of theater within poetry—within any poem. Harryman's poetry is theater, at once. An exchange between voices coming from different parts. A gathering of voices. As of flowers in a bunch of flowers. An exchange between voices coming from different people.
Carla Harryman is an American poet, prose writer, playwright and performance writer often associated with the Language poets. She serves on the faculty of the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University and as Senior Artist in Residence in the MFA Program in Poetics at University of Washington, Bothell. Born in Orange, California, Harryman studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara and San Francisco State University. In 1979, she co-founded the San Francisco Poets Theater, which staged numerous experimental plays. Harryman has received grants and awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Fund for Poetry, Opera America Next Stage Grant (with composer Erling Wold), Alexander Gerbode Foundation, and the NEA Consortium Playwrights Commission, among others.Author City: DETROIT, MI USA