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Karen Weiser: Placefullness
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~Poetry~ | $5
Hand-bound. 28 pp, 8.25 x 9 in.
ISBN 978-0-9727684-8-1
Publication Date: June 1, 2004


Karen Weiser wrote this poem cycle in conversation with poet Etel Adnan’s book There In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other. Teasing out the edges of their boxy forms, the poems engage the language of boundaries and location.

Karen Weiser

Karen Weiser is a mother, poet and doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, studying early American literature. She has published the following chapbooks: Pitching Woo (Cy Press, Fall 2006); Heads Up Fever Pile (Belladonna, 2005); Placefullness (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2004); Eight Positive Trees (Pressed Wafer, 2002); and co-authored (with Nadine Maestas) Beneath The Bright Discus (Potes and Poets Press, 2000). Her poems have appeared in The Poetry Project Newsletter, The Chicago Review, The Brooklyn Rail, The Canary, The Germ and The Hat (as well as other publications not beginning with “The”) and several anthologies including Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Verse Press, 2004). Her correspondence with Anne Waldman is part of a book entitled Letters To Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics and Community (Saturnalia, 2008). She is also the recipient of a Fund for Poetry award and the Mellon Fellowship through the Center for the Humanities. She lives in New York City and has taught literature at St. John’s University and Barnard College. To Light Out is her first full-length collection.