Nest by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

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Poetry. Asian-American. Mei-mei Berssenbrugge is one of the very few poets writing in the United States today whose voice and writing style are immediately recognizable. In her new collection, NEST, the medium of her poetry continues to be the sentence. To the formalities of syntax and grammar she adds the structures of domestic architecture, isolation, health, desire, play, and family life. Her writing offers a unique poetics of metaphysics and manners. As always the poetry is sensuous and stunning, and Richard Tuttle has once again designed an arresting cover.

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Mei-mei Berssenbrugge was born in Beijing and grew up in Massachusetts. She is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Empathy, Nest, and I Love Artists. A Lit Cloud, her recent collaboration with the artist Kiki Smith, was published by Galerie Lelong in 2012. She lives in New York City and northern New Mexico.
Published March 1, 2003 by Kelsey Street Press. 92 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Nest further refines that style into an almost diaristic directness and descriptive bluntness: one poem begins "We're in New Mexico," while another opens "The photograph is handsome of the young man," and a third "I'm so pleased to be friends with Maryanne, though I don't understand how she has ...

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