The Helens of Troy, New York (New Directions Poetry Pamphlets) (Paperback)

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Part of our revived "Poetry Pamphlet Series", All the Helens of Troy is Bernadette Mayers's profile of all of the Helens living in Troy, New York, done with poems and images.


Part of our revived "Poetry Pamphlet Series", All the Helens of Troy is Bernadette Mayers's profile of all of the Helens living in Troy, New York, done with poems and images, mixing the classical with the ordinary and delightful intelligence with irreverence.


An excerpt:


everybody died


there’s nothing more to say

my hair’s braided like a family

i took off, it was fun, i loved it


if you did something wrong, they punished you

one helen is enough, trust me



About the Author


Called “a consummate poet” by Robert Creeley, Bernadette Mayer was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1945. A most prolific poet, her first book was published at the age of twenty-three. Many texts later she continues to write progressive poetry from her home in East Nassau, New York. For many years Mayer lived and worked on the Lower East Side of Manhattan where she was the Director of St. Mark’s Poetry Project from 1980-1984. Bernadette Mayer has received grants and awards from PEN American Center, The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art, the NEA, The Academy of American Poets, and The American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811220422
ISBN-10: 0811220427
Publisher: New Directions
Publication Date: March 26th, 2013
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Directions Poetry Pamphlets