Poetry. FORGET READING is Anthony Hawley's second collection for Shearsman Books. "As in THE CONCERTO FORM, FORGET READING testifies to Anthony Hawley's perfect vocalic pitch, the ability few poets have to find precisely the right 'note'--whether syllable, word, or echoing phrase--to give his densely woven and arresting imagery a true electric charge. 'Shampoo too,' reads one of the 'P(r)etty Sonnets,' 'measures how clean the sentence is.' Yes, and who else could get so much mileage ('specimen rays') from rhyming 'maybe' with 'garbage'? These are lyrics, not to read but to reread--and with the intensest pleasure"--Marjorie Perloff.
Born in 1977, Anthony Hawley grew up in New England and was educated at Columbia University. He is the author of the chapbooks Afield (Ugly Duckling Presse) and Vocative (Phylum Press), and his poems have appeared in various publications including Denver Qarterly, The New Republic, The Paris Review, 26, and Volt. He currently lives in Nebraska with his wife and daughter and is on the faculty of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Concerto Form was Anthony Hawley's first full-length collection. His second, Forget Reading appeared in early 2008.Author City: Lincoln, NE USA