Author Not the Point, Poetry is Like Golf We Each Play for Our Own
Reasons and Sometimes Tiger Woods Appears, Mission Cleaners, San Francisco, no date listed (but
certainly 2013), this book comes mostly without text but containing excerpts
from the other two Mission Cleaner books on this list.
Ammiel Alcalay, From the Warring Factions, introduction by Diane di
Prima, with a conversation with Benjamin Hollander, edited with an afterword by
Fred Dewey, re:public / UpSet Press, Los Angeles / New York, 2012
Ron Silliman was born in Pasco, Washington, although his parents stayed there just long enough for his mother to learn that one could step on field mice while walking barefoot through the snow to the outhouse, and for his father to walk away from a plane crash while smuggling alcohol into a dry county. Silliman has written and edited over 30 books, most recently Wharf Hypothesis from Lines Press, and had his poetry and criticism translated into 12 languages. Among his honors, Silliman was a 2012 Kelly Writers House Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and the 2010 recipient of the Levinson Prize,from the Poetry Foundation. His sculpture Poetry (Bury Neon) is permanently on display in the transit center of Bury, Lancashire, and he has a plaque in the walk dedicated to poetry in his home town of Berkeley, although he now lives in Chester County, PA. He is teaching in 2013 at the University of Pennsylvania and at Naropa.