Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Book - 2005
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English, landing somewhere extremely witty and quite some ways from the original. There is no one writing today who can touch Bernadette Mayer for sheer pleasure and throw-away brilliance.
Comprised almost entirely of never-before-collected poems, Scarlet Tanager is Bernadette Mayer's first collection of new work in nearly a decade. Mayer, "one of the most original writers of her generation" (The Washington Post), has mixed together here delightful epigrams ("The Mammal Epigram": "Sexually/it's cute"), long-line free verse, and her astonishing sonnets. There are also curious translations of Mayer poems into joking, free-styling French, which are then re-translated back into
Publisher: New York : New Directions Book, c2005
ISBN: 0811215822 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
Branch Call Number: 811.54 MAY
Characteristics: 117 p. ; 23 cm

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