Poetry. Here is the new, moving and hilarious book of poems from Michael Gottlieb, a key first-gen Language poet. Many of Michael Gottlieb's pieces have been adopted for the stage, including his poem about 9/11, "The Dust," which Ron Silliman named "the first great poetic work to emerge from [that] trauma." American Book Review says MEMOIR AND ESSAY, "does for New York what A Moveable Feast did for Paris." Alan Davies observes, "Michael Gottlieb is a reader of the fortunes of these times, the ones we live in. And he is a teller of those fortunes."
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