Poetry. "In the continuing battle between life and death at the end of the century, Michael Gottlieb's GORGEOUS PLUNGE (poems) declares itself on the side of life. As a phenomenal account of self-consciousness within structures it can only partially authorize, Michael Gottlieb's work addresses the broad horizons of utopoia, the chilling defiles of the economy, and the scrutable immediacies of everyday life"—Barrett Watten.
Michael Gottlieb is the author of nineteen books including most recently, WHAT WE DO: ESSAYS FOR POETS (Chax Press, 2016), I HAD EVERY INTENTION (Faux Press, 2014), DEAR ALL (Roof Books, 2013), and MEMOIR AND ESSAY (Faux Press, 2010), the authoritative recounting of the early days of the Language school. He was one of the editors of Roof, the foundational 1970s and 80s poetry magazine. A number of his works have been adopted for the stage, including his definitive 9/11 poem, The Dust, hailed by Ron Silliman as one of the "five greatest Language poems." The Dust was staged by Fiona Templeton an company at the Poetry Project at St. Marks on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.Author City: VICTORIA, TX USA