Poetry. John Godfrey wrote these poems during 2011 and 2012 in Manhattan's East Village, where he's lived since the 1960s. Charles Bernstein finds, "an evanescent lilt... Perception becomes an aroma of reflection and infatuation in John Godfrey's fractured songs." Anselm Hollo says John Godfrey, "hands us... richly unpredictable language."
John Godfrey was born in Massena, NY in 1945. He is the author of 14 collections of poetry, including THE CITY KEEPS: SELECTED AND NEW POEMS 1996-2014 (Wave Books, May 2016). He received an AB from Princeton University in 1967, and took a BS in Nursing from Columbia University in 1994. He has received fellowships from the General Electric Foundation (1984), the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (2009), and the Z Foundation (2013). He retired in 2011 after 17 years as a nurse clinician in HIV/AIDS. He has lived in the East Village of Manhattan since the 1960s.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA