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EDUCATION

M.A., English, City College of New York, 1975.
B.A., English, City College of New York, 1966.

 

TEACHING

Professor in English, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York. 2000--.

Director of MFA program in creative writing, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, 2007-13.

Lecturer in creative writing, The Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, Spring 2013.

Visiting Assistant Professor in fiction writing. SUNY Albany, Albany, N.Y., 1999-2000.

Adjunct Professor in poetry, The New School, N.Y., Spring 2000.

Adjunct Instructor in literature and writing. Pace University, N.Y. 1998-1999.

Lecturer in creative writing, The Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, 1997-98.

Lecturer in poetry and fiction, Summer Writing Program. Naropa University,  Boulder, Colorado. 1977, 1995, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014.

Lecturer in creative writing and magazine editing. The Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, New York, N.Y. 1991-94,

Adjunct Instructor in creative writing, literature and composition. Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, New Jersey. 1987-89.

Adjunct Instructor in literature and creative writing. Yeshiva University, New York. 1985-86.

Adjunct Lecturer in literature. Queens College, Flushing, N.Y. 1984-86.

Adjunct Lecturer in literature and creative writing. New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire. 1980-81.

 

BOOKS

Poetry

THE SUICIDE RATES. Toad Press: Eugene, Oregon. 1967.
HIGHJACKING. Boke Press: New York, N.Y.  1968.
MOVING THROUGH AIR  (Angel Hair Books: New York, N.Y., 1968).
CHICAGO (Angel Hair Books: 1969)
DREAMING AS ONE (Corinth Books: New York, N.Y. 1971).
LONG DISTANCE (Ferry Press: London, England. 1972).
IMMEDIATE SURROUNDING  (Other Books: Boston, Ma. 1974)
TODAY  (Adventures In Poetry: New York, N.Y. 1974).
BLUE HEAVEN  (The Kulchur Foundation:  New York, N.Y. 1978).
HIVES (United Artists Books: Lenox, Ma. 1979).
METHODS OF BIRTH CONTROL  (Sun & Moon Books: Los Angeles, Ca.1983).
THE CORSET (In Camera Books: Detroit, Mi.1987).
INFORMATION FROM THE SURFACE OF VENUS (United Artists Books: New York, 1987).
AVENUE OF ESCAPE (Long News Books: New York, N.Y.,1995).
PRIVATE AGENDA, with Pamela Lawton (Hornswoggle Press: Atlanta, Ga., 1996)
THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD (Creative Arts: Berkeley, Ca.,  2001)
DEBTOR’S PRISON, with Julie Harrison (Granary Books: New York, N.Y., 2001)
REPORTED MISSING  (United Artists Books: New York, N.Y., 2003)
THE FLEA MARKET IN KIEL (A Rest Books: New York, N.Y., 2006)
FLIGHT TEST (Ugly Duckling Presse: Brooklyn, N.Y., 2006)
INSEPARABLE: POEMS 1995-2005 (Granary Books: New York, N.Y., 2008)
DONATELLO (Third Floor Apartment Press: Brooklyn, N.Y., 2011)
ALIEN ABDUCTION (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015)

Fiction

AGNES & SALLY (The Fiction Collective: New York, N.Y. 1984)
A FREE MAN (Sun & Moon: Los Angeles, Ca., 1991)
MONEY UNDER THE TABLE (Trip Street Press: San Francisco, Ca. 1997)
TOUCH OF THE WHIP (Singing Horse Press: 2001)
TED’S FAVORITE SKIRT (Spuyten Duyvil Books: Brooklyn, N.Y. 2002)
A PLACE IN THE SUN (Spuyten Duyvil: Brooklyn, N.Y., 2010)
ONE FOOT OUT THE DOOR: COLLECTED STORIES (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014)

Autobiography

PART OF MY HISTORY (Coach House Press: Toronto, Canada, 1972)
THE MAHARAJAH’S SON (Angel Hair Books: Lenox, Ma., 1977)
BUSTIN’S ISLAND ‘68 (Granary Books: New York, N.Y., 1996)

Translation

NIGHT OF LOVELESS NIGHTS by Robert Desnos (Ant’s Forefoot Books, Toronto, Canada, 1973)

Editor
THE ANGEL HAIR ANTHOLOGY with Anne Waldman (Granary Books: New York, N.Y. 2001)

 

ANTHOLOGIES
 
THE YOUNG AMERICAN POETS  (Follette, 1967).
THE YOUNG AMERICAN WRITERS  (Funk & Wagnalls, 1968).
THE WORLD ANTHOLOGY  (Bobbs-Merrill, 1969).
ANOTHER WORLD  (Bobbs-Merrill, 1971).
ON THE MESA  (City Lights, 1972).
I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC  (William Morrow, 1978).
DIAMONDS (Doubleday, 1981).
THE POET EXPOSED (Aperture, 1986).
UP LATE: AMERICAN POETRY SINCE 1970 (4 Walls, 8 Windows, 1987).
BROADWAY: AN ANTHOLOGY OF POETS & PAINTERS  (Hanging Loose, 1988).
NICE TO SEE YOU  (Coffee House, 1990).
OUT OF THIS WORLD  (Crown, 1991).
THE UNMADE BED (Harper Collins, 1991).
FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CENTURY (Sun & Moon, 1994).
AMERICAN POETS SAY GOODBYE TO THE 20TH CENTURY  (4 Walls, 8 Windows, 1996).
PRIMARY TROUBLE (Talisman Books, 1996).
2000 AND WHAT? (Trip Street Press, 1996).
BEST AMERICAN POETRY (Scribners, 1997)
A SECRET LOCATION (Granary Books/The New York Public Library, 1998)
THE NEW GENERATION: POEMS FROM CHINA TODAY (Hanging Loose, 1999)
THE KGB ANTHOL0GY (Morrow, 1999)
THE BODY ELECTRIC (Norton, 1999)
HERE LIES (Trip Street Press, 2000)
THE BLIND SEE ONLY THE BLIND (Granary, 2000)
TEACHERS & WRITERS GUIDE TO CLASSIC AMERICAN LITERATURE (Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 2001)
POETRY AFTER 9/11 (Melville House, 2002)
BEST AMERICAN POETRY (Scribners, 2002)
BEST AMERICAN POETRY (Scribners, 2003)
THE BROOKLYN RAIL FICTION ANTHOLOGY (Hanging Loose, 2006)
NINETEEN LINES: A DRAWING CENTER ANTHOLOGY (The Drawing Center/Roof, 2007)
THE BROOKLYN RAIL FICTION ANTHOLOGY #2 (Rail Editions, 2013)
LIKE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS (Broadside Books, 2014)
NEON IN DAYLIGHT (Rizzoli, 2014)

 

MAGAZINES

Poetry, fiction and criticism have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Green Integer Review, Conjunctions, The Mississippi Review, Van Gogh’s Ear, The Brooklyn Rail, Fence, The Columbia Poetry Review, First Intensity, The Paris Review, Rolling Stone, Cover, Transfer, Poetry, The American Book Review, Vanitas, The Boston Phoenix, River Styx, Long News, Shiny, 6 x 6, The World, This, Talisman, Pequod, Shark, Pressed Wafer, Lingo, Notus, Art & Literature, Fire Exit, The Germ, Shark, The Five Fingers Review, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Poetry New York, Big Sky, Adventures in Poetry, New World Journal, The Brooklyn Paramount, Downtown Brooklyn, Poems for Sunday and many others.

Mimeo Mimeo #7. The Lewis Warsh issue. 2012.

 

READINGS
 
I have given readings of my work at UC San Diego, New College (San Francisco), Wayne State University, New York University, Bard College, The Detroit Institute of the Arts, M.I.T., The Museum of Modern Art (New York), The William Carlos Williams Center, The New School, Yale University, Stevens Institute of Technology, School of Visual Arts, San Francisco State College, Barnard, The Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco), The Knitting Factory, The Poetry Project, The Bowery Poetry Club,  Unnameable Books, DIA Foundation, Zinc Bar, KGB Bar, Molly’s Bookstore, Naropa University,  many others.

 

EDITING

From 1966 to 1975 I edited and published Angel Hair Magazine and Books, producing over 70 volumes of poetry and fiction by American and English authors. The press received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, The Massachusetts Council of the Arts and the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines.

Since 1977 I have edited and published United Artists Books. United Artists has received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.

From 1991-94 I edited The World, the literary magazine of The Poetry Project in New York.

 

AWARDS

Poets Foundation Award, 1971.
CAPS (Creative Artists Public Service) Award in Fiction, 1976.
National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Poetry, 1980.
Editor’s Fellowship Grant from the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, 1981.
New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, 1988.
Fund for Poetry Grant, 1994
Jerome J. Shestack Prize, The American Poetry Review, 1994.
Fund for Poetry Grant. 2010.