Video & Sound Files

  • Introduction by Keith Tuma
  • Words that Rhyme with Disease from Scarlet Tanager (New Directions, 2005)
  • Before and After Sextet from Scarlet Tanager (New Directions, 2005)
  • To a Politician from Scarlet Tanager (New Directions, 2005)
  • On Sleep from Indigo Bunting (Zasterle, 2004) & Scarlet Tanager (New Directions, 2005)
  • Don't Drink Busch Beer
  • My Hands Are Tied at Zulu
  • Inky Dinky Parlez-Vous
  • Howard Zinn Sonnet
  • Phil's Passing Through the Leaves
  • New House Poem
  • The Garden
  • Catullus #42 from The Formal Field of Kissing (Catchword Papers, 1990)
  • Epigrams from Scarlet Tanager (New Directions, 2005)
  • Maple Syrup Sonnet from Indigo Bunting (Zasterle, 2004)
  • Village of East Nassau from Scarlet Tanager (New Directions, 2005)


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 BERNADETTE MAYER

Miami University – Leonard Theater – Oxford, Ohio – 4.5.06

Bernadette Mayer was born May 12, 1945 in Brooklyn. From 1967 to 1969 she was the co-editor of 0 to 9 (with Vito Acconci), from 1972 to 1974 co-editor of Unnatural Acts (with Ed Friedman) and from 1977 to 1983 of United Artists (with Lewis Warsh). Her poetry workshops, especially at The Poetry Project in Manhattan, have inspired whole generations of new poets. She was the director of The Poetry Project from 1980 to 1984. Her books include: Story (1968), Moving (1971), Memory (1977), Ceremony Latin 1964 (1975), Studying Hunger (1976), Poetry (1976), Eruditio Ex Memoria (1977), The Golden Book of Words (1978), Midwinter Day (1982), Utopia (1983), Mutual Aid (1985), Sonnets (1989), The Formal Field of Kissing (1990), A Bernadette Mayer Reader (1992), The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters (1994), Proper Name (1996), Another Smashed Pinecone (1998), Two Haloed Mourners (1998), Indigo Bunting (2004), and Scarlet Tanager (2005).