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Stripped Tales

Stripped Tales


Barbara Guest

& Anne Dunn


    1995, 53 pages

    ISBN 0-932716-36-9

    Poetry by Barbara Guest, drawings by Anne Dunn



    Barbara Guest, a major figure in contemporary poetry whose work is rooted in the New York School, brings her exquisite sensibility to the minimalist Stripped Tales. Elegantly whimsical drawings by Anne Dunn accompany the reduced poetic narratives.


    Barbara Guest is the author of numerous books of poetry, among them The Red Gaze (Wesleyan University Press, 2005); Miniatures and Other Poems (2002), Symbiosis (1999), Defensive Rapture (1994), Fair Realism (1989), Musicality (1988), The Nude (1986), Quilts (1980), and Biography (1980). She is also the author of several plays and a novel, Seeking Air (1978). Her honors include the Robert Frost Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Society of America, the Longwood Award, a San Francisco State award for poetry, the Lawrence Lipton Award for Literature, the Columbia Book Award, and a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts. She lived in Berkeley, California. Guest died on February 15, 2006.


    Anne Dunn's painting is part of the second generation of the School of London Art. She and her husband, Rodrigo Moynihan, published the distinguished journal Art and Literature in Paris in the 1960s.

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