Bernadette Mayer

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 1967 to 1969, 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.



Poems found:
First Turn to Me... by Bernadette Mayer
First turn to me after a shower
Kristin's Dream In November by Bernadette Mayer
I went thru the turnstyle to the party
Midwinter Day [Excerpt] by Bernadette Mayer
I write this love as all transition
Ode on Periods by Bernadette Mayer
the penis is something that fits into the vagina
On Gifts For Grace by Bernadette Mayer
I saw a great teapot
Poem [song birds take a bath in our elephant pool] by Bernadette Mayer
song birds take a bath in our elephant pool
Video: "Eve of Easter" on Public Access Poetry by Bernadette Mayer

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