The Full Wiki

Dorothy Barresi: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dorothy Barresi (born November 13, 1957 Buffalo, New York) is an American poet.

Contents

Life

She was raised in Akron, Ohio. She teaches in the English Department at California State University at Northridge, where she is Chair of the Creative Writing Program.[1]

Her work has appeared in Antioch Review,[2] AGNI,[3] Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, Indiana Review,[4] Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review,[5] Parnassus, POETRY, Pool,[6] Ploughshares,[7] Virginia Quarterly Review, Triquarterly and Southern Review.[8]

She has served often as a judge for the Los Angeles Times Book Award in Poetry.

She is married to Phil Matero, and they have sons Andrew and Dante. They live in the San Fernando Valley.[9]

Education

Awards

Works

Advertisements

Poetry

Anthologies

Ploughshares

Reviews

Much contemporary poetry fits into one of the many aesthetic categories that lie between the polar opposites of the radically "experimental" poem and the "traditional," often formal, poem. Dorothy Barresi’s work, however, is singular in its resistance, better yet, rejection, of current poetic camps. Part Sylvia Plath, part John Donne, Barresi handles both surprise and expectation with deftness, displaying uncommon verbal ingenuity and intelligence of investigation. Her third book, Rouge Pulp, spins poems of startling metaphysical image shot through with slang and pop culture. Her narrators are bold, swaggering through the poems as if to say, if we’re all intersections of discourses nowadays, then their job is to speak those multiple voices as articulately as possible.[10]

References

Source: Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2002. PEN (Permanent Entry Number): 0000143831.

External links


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message