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.
Burt Kimmelman was born and raised in New York City. Steeple at Sunrise is his eleventh collection of poems. His work is often anthologized and has been featured on National Public Radio, and he has been interviewed a number of times (available in print or online). He has also published eleven books of criticism, most recently VISIBLE AT DUSK: SELECTED ESSAYS, and ZERO POINT POIESIS (a gathering of writings on George Quasha).
Author City: MAPLEWOOD, NJ USA