Poetry. "Make no mistake about it: Burt Kimmelman appears here—& not for the first time—as a successor to the lineage of William Carlos Williams & George Oppen (to name but two), no less so for being a master of that lineage worn proudly. The sense of number in his writing—particle by particle & breath by breath—& the attention that he gives to other particulars—the littlest words & the small moments through which we live—are of a piece. In this there is nothing minor or modest, although it might appear to be just that, but a strict & powerful accounting, leaving me—for one—filled with admiration & hooked on every word"—Jerome Rothenberg.
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Burt Kimmelman was born and raised in New York City after the Second World War. He is the author of LIGHT ABSTRACTS THE SMALLEST THINGS: THE AESTHETICS OF BASIL KING (Talisman House, Publishers, 2020), WINGS APART (Dos Madres Press, 2019), ABANDONED ANGEL (Marsh Hawk Press, 2016) and GRADUALLY THE WORLD: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (BlazeVOX books, 2013). His poetry is often anthologized, and has been featured on National Public Radio; a number of interviews of him are available in print or online. Kimmelman has also authored books and articles mostly on literature, some on art and architecture, and some memoir. He is a professor of English, teaching literary and cultural studies at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey.Author City: MAPLEWOOD, NJ USA