Portrait and Dream
Portrait and Dream
New and Selected Poems

Titled after a Jackson Pollock painting at once figural and abstract, this collection spans nearly fifty years of Bill Berkson's poetry in all its deftness and variety. His poems, full of nuance, intensity, and exuberant wit, spread meaning across the page like quicksilver. Engaging in a mix of topics and styles, Berkson deals with aspects of the observable world, dreams, art, elements, and ecstasy to create a body of work suffused with light.

Born in New York, Bill Berkson is a poet, art critic, and teacher. Formerly a professor of liberal arts at the San Francisco Art Institute, he lives in San Francisco and New York.

Title Portrait and Dream
Subtitle New and Selected Poems
Author Bill Berkson
Publisher Coffee House Press
Title First Published 01 April 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 352 p.
ISBN-10 1566892295
ISBN-13 9781566892292
Publication Date 01 April 2009
Main content page count 352
Weight 16 oz.

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