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Gerstler, Amy

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Works: 56 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 3,103 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3557.E735, 811.54
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Dearest creature by Amy Gerstler( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
"A surreal new collection from an acclaimed poet Hallucinogenic plants chant in chorus. A thoughtful dog grants an interview. A caterpillar offers life advice. Amy Gerstler's newest collection of poetry, Dearest Creature, marries fact and fiction in a menagerie of dramatic monologues, twisted love poems, and epistolary pleadings. Drawing on sources as disparate as Lewis Carroll and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, as well as abnormal psychology, etiquette, and archaeology texts, these darkly imaginative poems probe what it means to be a sentient, temporary, flesh-and- blood beast, to be hopelessly, vividly creaturely"--P. 4 of cover
The best American poetry, 2010 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Collects poems chosen by editor Amy Gerstler as the best of 2010, featuring works by John Ashbery, Anne Carson, Louise Gluck, Sharon Olds, and Charles Simic
Medicine by Amy Gerstler( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Amy Gerstler has won acclaim for complex yet accessible poetry that is by turns extravagant, subversive, surreal, and playful. In her new collection, Medicine, she deploys a variety of dramatic voices, spoken by such disparate characters as Cinderella's wicked sisters, the wife of a nineteenth-century naturalist, a homicide detective, and a woman who is happily married to a bear. Their elusive collectivity suggests, but never quite defines, the floating authorial presence that haunts them. Gerstler's abiding interests--in love and mourning, in science and pseudo-science, in the idea of an afterlife--are strongly evident in these new poems, which are full of strong emotion, language play, surprising twists, and a wicked sense of black humor
Ghost girl by Amy Gerstler( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Sly and sophisticated, direct, playful, and profound, Amy Gerstler's new collection highlights her distinctive poetic style. In thirty-seven poems, using a variety of dramatic voices and visual techniques, she finds meaning in unexpected places, from a tour of a doll hospital to an ad for a CD of Beethoven symphonies to an earthy exploration of toast. Gerstler's abiding interests'in love and mourning, in science and pseudoscience, in the idea of an afterlife, in seances and magic'are all represented here. Entertaining and erudite, complex yet accessible, these poems will enhance Gerstler's reputation as an important contemporary poet
Lee Mullican : an abundant harvest of sun by Carol S Eliel( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Nerve storm by Amy Gerstler( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Crown of weeds by Amy Gerstler( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems explores the vast mysteries of language and love
Bitter angel : poems by Amy Gerstler( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Presents more than fifty poems by Los Angeles writer Amy Gerstler on such themes as nature, innocence, sexuality, and mortality
The true bride : [poems] by Amy Gerstler( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Darren Waterston by Darren Waterston( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
A story of witchery by Jennifer Calkins( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
"Fantasy, fear, and freedom all play parts in A STORY OF WITCHERY, a new book-length narrative poem by Jennifer Calkins. Here we meet Emily, our "small and weedy" protagonist, an orphan complicit (perhaps) in her own abandonment, and who is caught up, as poet Amy Gerstler writes in her Introduction, in a story "entwined with science facts and twisted clinical fictions." In language rolling and tripping with spare precision, Calkins makes a modern pilgrim progress into the imagination and the dark world of medicine. Rich and haunting images create an environment of seeming familiarity which, like the internal landscape of the protagonist, dissolves only to reform, until finally resolving into a healed whole."--Publisher's website
Georganne Deen : an exhibition of paintings by Georganne Deen( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Alexis Smith : an embarrassment of riches ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Yonder by Amy Gerstler( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Christy's alpine inn by Amy Gerstler( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Early heaven by Amy Gerstler( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Most ridiculous and least respectable : stories by Benjamin Weissman( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
White marriage ; & Recovery by Amy Gerstler( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Martine's mouth by Amy Gerstler( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The best American poetry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
POETRY TEXTS & ANTHOLOGIES. Chosen from the dozens of print and electronic journals that publish poems, Best American Poetry 2010 includes work from some of America's leading poets. But Best American Poetry 2010 also presents poems that are specific to this year, this time and place - the sonnets John Updike wrote to chronicle his dying weeks, for example. And there are brilliant poems from a constellation of rising stars, the poets of the new generation: Bob Hicok, Terrance Hayes, Rae Armantrout, Carl Phillips, Dean Young, Alice Notley. The editors take a special pride in the poems they discover from poets who are little-known either because they are young or have been overlooked, and it is exciting to anticipate the response to Kate Angus, Peter Davis, Kelle Groom, Amy Greacen, Tim Seibles, and Sarah Murphy, to name just six; none has previously appeared in a volume of The Best American Poetry, and each has written something that knocked the socks off two pairs of jaded editorial eyes
 
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