The Helens of Troy, New York (Paperback)

By Bernadette Mayer

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811220422, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2013



Part of our revived "Poetry Pamphlet Series," All the Helens of Troy is Bernadette Mayers's profile of all of the Helens living in Troy, New York, done with poems and images, mixing the classical with the ordinary and delightful intelligence with irreverence.

An excerpt:

everybody died

there's nothing more to say my hair's braided like a famil i took off, it was fun, i loved i

if you did something wrong, they punished you one helen is enough, trust m