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Bernadette Mayer & Phillip Good at 17 Poets! Thursday November 16, 2011

Posted by The Typist in books, literature, New Orleans, Odd Words, Poetry, Toulouse Street.
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The way my schedule is shaping up, Odd Words probably won’t come out before midday tomorrow, so I wanted to give you an early reminder of this major event.

Poets & Writers and Trembling Pillow Press are pleased to host poets Bernadette Mayer and Philip Good in New Orleans to celebrate their new collections with a signing and reading at 17 Poets! Literary and Performance Series.

Doors open at 7:30 and the reading kicks off around 8 pm Thursday.

Bernadette Mayer will be reading and signing Ethics of Sleep (Trembling Pillow Press, 2011) and Philip Good will be signing his new book, Untitled Writings from a Member of the Blank Generation, new out from Trembling Pillow press.

Books will be available for purchase. Both books are available online at tremblingpillowpress.com, Amazon, & SPD books. Note: Philip Good’s book is not available until Nov. 10

Bernadette Mayer was born in 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. She received her B.A. from the New School for Social Research in 1967.

She is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose, including: Poetry State Forest (New Directions, 2008), Scarlet Tanager (2005), Two Haloed Mourners: Poems (1998), Proper Name and Other Stories (1996), The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters (1994), The Bernadette Mayer Reader (1992), Sonnets (1989), Midwinter Day (1982), The Golden Book of Words (1978), and Ceremony Latin (1964).

From 1972 to 1974, Mayer and conceptual artist Vito Acconci edited the journal 0 TO 9. With her husband, writer and publisher Lewis Warsh, she edited United Artists Press. She has taught writing workshops at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in New York City for many years and she served as the Poetry Project’s director during the 1980s. Bernadette Mayer lives in East Nassau, New York.

Philip Good is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts. He co-edited with Bill Denoyelles, the last of the mimeograph poetry magazines, Blue Smoke. He has given poetry readings all across America and abroad. He now lives in a former shtetl next to the Tsatsawassa and Kinderhook creeks.

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