Poetry. "I know of no one who knows more than Mac Wellman about the interstices between desire and nonsense, as well as those between the po-mo psyche's inevitable nihilistic impulses, and whatever the legacy left by our prehensile ancestors, those comic apes staring out of the frame with their classic bananas. These poems are heady fragmented forays into thatuncharted territory. Poetry needs Mac Wellman the way fiction once needed Swift and Pynchon"—Mary Jo Bang.
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