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"104 Bus Uptown," "In the Neighborhood Flower Garden," and "At the Poetry Festival," from Poets on the Line.
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Bill Zavatsky

Born in 1943 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Bill Zavatsky worked as a pianist from the age of fifteen to twenty-five and studied music at the New School. He holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from Columbia University.

With Zack Rogow, he co-translated Earthlight: Poems of André Breton (Sun & Moon Press, 1993), which won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize. Zavatsky also co-translated The Poems of A.O. Barnabooth, by Valery Larbaud, with Ron Padgett. He is the author of Where X Marks the Spot (Hanging Loose Press, 2006); For Steve Royal and Other Poems (Coalition of Publishers for Employment, 1985); Theories of Rain and Other Poems (1975) and his work has appeared in the anthology Will Work For Peace: New Political Poems (ed. Brett Axel, 1999). He is also the director of SUN, which publishes volumes of poetry and SUN magazine.

Zavatsky has taught workshops for Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Long Island University, and University of Texas-Austin. He lives in New York City and teaches English at the Trinity School.

Translations by
Bill Zavatsky

Choose Life by André Breton
It Was Going on Five in the Morning by André Breton
The Forest in the Axe by André Breton

Prose by
Bill Zavatsky

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