An original selection of work by one of America's greatest living poets.
Michael Heller has published over twenty volumes of poetry, essays, and memoir. His recent works include the poetry collection Eschaton and Beckmann Variations & Other Poems, a work in prose and poetry. He is the recipient of several prizes, including awards from the Poetry Society of America and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He lives in New York City and Colorado.
"In a poetic generation that has frequently settled for small
answers, Heller's work insists upon the largest questions."
"Over the past half century, Michael Heller has quietly but emphatically established himself as one of the most masterful poets of a post-Objectivist tradition--indeed, as one of the most thoughtful, lyrical, and philosophically profound of contemporary American poets." --Mark Scroggins
"To conceive otherwise, ' says Michael Heller, is the poet's
essential task. No matter if the poem is brief or extended, the
line long or short, the setting Manhattan or the Colorado Rockies,
a lost Bialystok or an imagined Tibet - what arises from the page
is an action of mind, an asking, questing trajectory, tracked with
uncanny surety by movement of the poetic line. This is no
language-locked adventure, but an impassioned, ethical listening to
the mind-and the world-at work in words." -Susan Tichy "Tone
perfect poems - the tone, the scale, note by note, interval by
interval - attack on the 'gods of ennui and loneliness.'" -George