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by Hannah Weiner

Hannah Weiner’s Page is the final, major, unpublished work of the notorious, clairvoyant poet who died in New York 1997. Completed in 1990, Page uses Weiner’s combination of family, TV cartoon, and high-art diction to weave a unique view of the individual interacting with society. The reader gets the sense that the poet is just barely hanging on, tenaciously, tenuously, and touchingly. Hannah has the ability to make you sympathetic and needy, exposing your humanity to you in every phrase. Hannah Weiner was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1928 and died in Manhattan in 1997. Page, completed in 1990, is the first posthumous publication of her work. Weiner's books include The Clairvoyant Journal, Little Books/Indians, Spoke, Silent Teachers/ Remembered Sequel, and We Speak Silent Her papers are housed at the Archive for New Poetry, Mandeville Special Collections Library, at the University of California, San Diego. Weiner's home page is located at the Electronic Poetry Center.

116 pages
ISBN: 978-0-937804-62-9
Publication date: March 2003


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by Hannah Weiner
sweetheart please the torture of meeting someone new 
is impossible       they ask you how old you are and what
you do for a living

silent teaching is a disgrace maw really a disgrace can
you put this in a paragraph book form

should i give more instructions sweetheart       like could
i meet ya late tonight

Hannah Weiner is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose in a publishing career dating from the mid-60’s. From The Code Poems (1968), her work displayed language-like signal flags waved from ships at sea. With the publication of Clairvoyant Journal (1974), she began writing words outside the mind, building the most vivid lexical pantheon in contemporary writing. Her politics in Little Books/ Indians, published by Roof in 1980, confirmed her inside-out project by inscribing the subliminal messages she receives from her characters. We Speak Silent, is Weiner’s most recent work, an opus of the quirky relationships between people and their words. In We Speak Silent, Weiner becomes the vessel for the emotional spectrum of the human comedy. It confirms hers as one of the most unique and fascinating of oeuvres, a continuing adventure in language.

66 pages
ISBN: 978-0-937804-68-1
Publication date: September 1996


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by Hannah Weiner


MARCHyou can alwaysoveride yourfathers disciplinarytactics

your mother is NOTESinsistentsometimesSENTENCE

you can always replace yourown mindwith a MACHINE

I still have a problemsubmitting to agricultureHORMONES

I still have a problem at GOODRICHnight withmy 4-8sleeping underlines interrup


dont continue to across screensee RACESWITH THIS


91 pages
ISBN: 978-0-937804-02-5
Publication date: September 1980

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