At Maureen's by Greg Masters

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At Maureen's, a new book from Bernadette Mayer and Greg Masters

New York, Feb. 2013 – Crony Books is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, At Maureen's, by Bernadette Mayer and Greg Masters.

At Maureen's is a double journal offering a Rashomon-like take on a month spent housesitting in Connecticut. Two poets from the bohemian enclaves of the East Village of Manhattan do what they can to acclimate to their new rural surroundings: a horse, raspberries, visitors, diapers, books, each other and sustained moments of concentration.

It's back to the garden for two writers and their families and friends. Only in this patch, which are weeds and which are flowers is not so certain. Two perspectives of the proceedings are on offer with sustained moments of concentration that enhance the details. Wonder and love blossom too.

At the time this book was written, summer 1981, Bernadette Mayer was director of the Poetry Project, a literary center housed in St. Mark’s Church in the East Village of Manhattan. She is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose, including A Bernadette Mayer Reader and The Helens of Troy, NY (New Directions). Greg Masters was editor of the Poetry Project Newsletter and co-editor of the poetry magazine Mag City.

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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.
Published March 7, 2013 by Crony Books. 131 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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