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Expect Delays

Bill Berkson


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Praise for Bill Berkson:

A serene master of syntactical sleight and transformer of the mundane into the marvelous.--Publishers Weekly

That was Bill through and through, still curious and receptive after a lifetime of glamorous soldiering through the fields of art and poetry." --City Lights, Homage to Bill Berkson

Wide-ranging and experimental, Expect Delays confronts past and present with rare equilibrium, eyeballing mortality while appreciating the richness and surprise, as well as the inevitable griefs, inherent in the time allowed.

Dress Trope

Critics should wear
white jackets like
lab technicians;
curators, zoo
keepers' caps;
and art historians,
lead aprons
to protect them from
radiant fact.

Bill Berkson is a poet, critic, and professor emeritus at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Coffee House Press, 9781566893732, 140pp.

Publication Date: November 11, 2014

About the Author

Bill Berkson is a poet, critic and professor emeritus at the San Francisco Art Institute whose previous collection Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems won the Balcones Prize for Best Poetry Book of 2010. He was born in New York in 1939, and now divides his time between San Francisco and Manhattan.