Bridging the gap between Language School poetics and New American Poetry, Word Group blends collage with dizzying grammar and a pyrotechnic display of surreal syntax. These new poems create music in verbal tapestries of abstract ideas and precise observations. As C.D. Wright said of the author, “there may be no known correspondences for Marjorie Welish’s mind. She’s a little bit scary.”
Poet, painter and critic, Marjorie Welish teaches at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and as a visiting art critic and poetry professor at Brown University. She is the author of The Annotated “Here” and Selected Poems which was a Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize finalist and a Village Voice Best Book of the Year. She lives in New York City.