Company of Moths by Michael Palmer

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The new collection by America's greatest experimental poet.

Michael Palmer has been hailed by John Ashbery as "exemplarily radical" and by The Village Voice as "the most influential avant-gardist working, and perhaps the greatest poet of his generation." His new book, Company of Moths—a collection in four parts, "Stone," "Scale," "Company of Moths," and "Dream"—is beautiful, and fierce: "bright archive, sad merriment," "question pursuing question." Palmer, in this new volume for our darkest times, asks, "How will you now read in the dark?"


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Poet and translator Michael Palmer was born in New York City in 1943. He attended Harvard University where he earned a BA in French and a MA in Comparative Literature. He has translated the works of a number of poets and his own poems have been translated into more than 20 languages. More than one hundred of his poems have been collected into a comprehensive worked entitled The Lion Bridge: Selected Poems, 1972-1975. Palmer is the 2006 recipient of the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. This $100,000 (US) prize recognizes outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry. He currently lives in San Francisco.
Published July 8, 2005 by New Directions Publishing Corporation. 70 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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