An Aside: Bernadette Mayer

I’ve had the fortune to spend significant quality time with one of the most underrated American poets, Bernadette Mayer. She, her partner poet Phil Good, and I traveled around the Czech Republic together when we, by happy accident, ended up in Prague at the same time. When we were in Plsen (because Bernie wanted a tour of the brewery), I asked her what she was working on. “I’m pre-writing,” she said. “Pre-writing for what?” I asked. “Any time I’m not writing it’s pre-writing.” Which is one of the best things about being a writer. Everything in your life is research. ~ ~ ~ For more extensive info on Bernie, go HERE Try one of her “82 Writing...