"A vigorous, enchanting book!" - Rosanna Warren, winner of the Sara Teasdale Award in Poetry
Ben Mazer has ever been a poet impelled to take possession of the literary and mythic past, and to experience it as if it were somehow his own personal heritage. In New Poems, he embraces that calling, and writes in a voice that belongs to the continuous poetic present, an illimitable moment that is all at once mid-century, Elizabethan, metaphysical, and acutely modern.
New Poems consists of works written between April 2010 and April 2013, many of which have been featured in journals including The Brooklyn Rail, Clarion, Harvard Review, Jacket, Poetry Northeast, and Spirited.
Philip Nikolayev, founding editor, Fulcrum: "Ben Mazer is lyric poetry's true hero and has not compromised one iota, as his amazing works attest with their singular purity, beauty and heartbreak."
John Ashbery: "Like fragments of old photographs happened on in a drawer, Ben Mazer's poems tap enigmatic bits of the past that suddenly come to life again. To read him is to follow him along a dreamlike corridor where everything is beautiful and nothing is as it seems."
David Ferry: "A rich experience to read this book, with so many fascinating, tantalizing poems in it." (writing about Tales of the Buckman Tavern)
- Title: New Poems
- Author: Ben Mazer
- Publisher: Pen & Anvil
- Place: Boston
- September 2013
- Format: Paperback
- Condition: New
- Length: 120pp
- Dimensions: 6” x 9”
- ISBN: 9780982162538