By Bernadette Mayer
“She writes as though every thing have been nonetheless attainable within the paintings of an entire life on the accident of the entire turvy moments. higher that she’s learn with no suggestion to forestall. most sensible so this international is located changed.” —Clark Coolidge
“What a transparent, insistent health and wellbeing there's here––as if the so-called global have been heavily the purpose, which it truly is, and shall we truly reside in it, which we do. really this can be the simplest How To e-book i have learn in years. Bernadette Mayer makes a diverse global of genuine humans in genuine occasions and locations, a truth of affection and loving use. She has impeccable perception and humor. She is a consummate poet regardless of what’s for supper or who eats it. might that every one genius have been as generous.” —Robert Creeley
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