A Look at the Door with the Hinges Off by Michael Heller



  • Kind: Chapbook
  • Pages: 24
  • Language: English
  • Available: Yes
  • Audio CD: Yes
  • ISBN: 1-933675-11-X


Of Michael Heller’s work George Oppen has written, these are “…. tone perfect poems- the tone, the scale, note by note, interval by interval- attack on the gods of ennui and loneliness.”


In white suits, pagination permitted, the terrace washed in white paint, a light rain had fallen, which now the heat of the sun, pulsating behind the clouds, changed to steam. Ouzu was brought out by the waitress, a young girl with very white skin whose dark eyes hung in the white space of the scene like two dots in the negative of a photograph taken through a telescope trained on Sirius and Canis.


MICHAEL HELLER is a poet, essayist and critic. Among his many books are Exigent Futures: New and Selected Poems (Salt Publishing, 2003), Knowledge, In The Builded Place, Wordflow and Living Root, Uncertain Poetries: Selected Essays on Poets, Poetry and Poetics (Salt Publishing, 2005) His critical book on the Objectivist poets, Conviction’s Net of Branches received the Di Castagnola Prize from the Poetry Society of America. He is the recipient of many awards including those from the National Endowment for the Humanities, NYFA and The Fund for Poetry.

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Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .25 in