Monday, June 28, 2010

Michael Gottlieb's Memoir and Essay

Michael Gottlieb's Memoir and Essay, newly released by Faux Press. The blurb I contributed:
A life in, of, and for poetry: Michael Gottlieb generously lays bare the one he has led, putting in plain terms the measures by which the discipline asserts itself as a constitutive force, a shaping regime of identity and counter-identity, community action and individual reflection. In his recounting of his own experience coming into poetry in 1970s New York, as well as his meditations on poets' work (the work of poetry itself and the work that poets do in the world), Gottlieb gives us an immensely valuable document in the annals of Language writing and contemporary literary autobiography generally.

Purchase it at SPD or at Faux Press.

1 comment:

mark wallace said...

This looks like a very intriguing read. I always like Michael's writing a great deal.