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Dear All DEAR ALL
by Michael Gottlieb

Michael Gottlieb's Dear All strikes a note of change to both Gottlieb's style and his intentions to change society by holding up a mirror to it. The resulting social vanitas in Dear All's short lines make us think that the world might be different than we think it is. And the poetry certainly is different than we expect. The sonorous, lexical intricacy, social indignation and attention to imaginative, formal detail Dear All presents to us undresses our intention in the public square.

"In Dear All Michael Gottlieb introduces a shorter line and a pared-down style, as paratactic as ever but with a new clipped clarity. Of course, Gottlieb is writer enough to abolish the neatness of this progression, as he does in the final long poem of this book, a wild mash-up of medical spam that reframes the book in terms of its formal inconsistency: Great stuff. "
- Steve Zultansky

Michael Gottlieb is the author of 17 books as well as several memoirs and extended essays on the discipline and community of poetry. A stage adaptation of his definitive 9/11 poem, "The Dust," was performed at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. He was born in New York City.

96 pages
ISBN: 978-1-931824-50-7
Publication date: April 2013

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Gorgeous Plunge GORGEOUS PLUNGE
by Michael Gottlieb

"In the continuing battle between life and death at the end of the century, Michael Gottlieb's Gorgeous Plunge (poems) declares itself on the side of life. As a phenomenal account of self-consciousness within structures it can only partially authorize, Michael Gottlieb's work addresses the broad horizons of utopoia, the chilling defiles of the economy, and the scrutable immediacies of everyday life."
- Barrett Watten

94 pages
ISBN: 978-0-937804-80-3
Publication date: September 2000

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Lost and Found LOST AND FOUND
by Michael Gottlieb

"Lost and Found by Michael Gottlieb stresses the 9/11 poetry genre to the limit. In “The Dust” he lists with clenched jaw items found in the rubble of the downed Towers, moving from computer terminals and memos to the human side, driving through his list with all the impact of the most intense lyric poem. But Lost and Found goes beyond 9/11 to the rest of the world, exposing the situation we find ourselves in, a droll conversation of partially identified yet fully understandable characters: “how much smaller may we dice you”. No poet writing today captures the immediate sense of being caught off guard.Lost and Found is a read-this-&-change-your-life experience: the first great poetic work to emerge from the trauma of September 11. Imagine Frank O’Hara channeling Teodor Adorno with more than a little Marcel Duchamp to modulate the static into a whitenoise reverb feedback loop. It is, in fact, just like that & completely different: three radical works that test our limits as readers & as people. Michael Gottlieb’s masterwork is one terrific book."
- Ron Silliman

"In exquisitely thrown and sculpted lines, Gottlieb ergonomically carves and sifts through lost and found language to create poems we need. The cumulative effect of these profound serial works register ‘through and through’ and name the time-sensitive events of all our daily offices."
- Lee Ann Brown

"I’m staying up late night during the Big Blackout, reading Michael Gottlieb’s Lost and Found, activated by flashlight (& votive red Corazon candle). Even the facts are pastiches, tuning up the overspecified, “prostrate from abject” & “not unlike an exaggerated startle response” to the doxauthorities, in a slo’-syruped ‘DJ Screw’ pace. “A kind of risorgimento / of the unacknowledged” goes into syndication to rescind their ways of making us shut up, vouching for a counter-resolution."
- Bruce Andrews

80 pages
ISBN: 978-1-931824-08-8
Publication date: March 2003

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Ninety-Six Tears NINETY-SIX TEARS
by Michael Gottlieb

I. The little death, first. There is no such thing as an emergency in the poetry world. Trained on. Like a third armpit. The advantage of the cordless model. You went and had all this shipped in. Promoting camaraderie. And didn't think to ask me if I needed any notions. DutyTour in a 'hot.' Deep enough so no one would notice. In fact, not foundationless red herrings. Play in traffic. I have dollars tonight. But closer approximations of what only a few new in actuality. Scram. Shove off. Go fan it. Major repairs. Get lost. Make like Houdini. A showCause order. In line. Somewhere in the Dominican Republic. Steak fries. The American plan. Purloined and subsequently repainted and furnished with new serial numbers, for the fourth time. An admit list in addition to a guest list. The almost vaudevillian realization that all thoseTightest paranoid fantasies. Beat it. Go take the air. All serving as witting dupes. Convection summary. The fickle incandescent. Devouring the characterization. Bought or sold, were. Take a walk. The techs and the temps. All walks of life. Basque cocktail lounge. The shame of God.
- from Ninety Six Tears

80 pages
ISBN: 978-0-937804-07-0
Publication date:September 1981

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