Anthony Hawley


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Through two series of poems, Autobiography/ Oughtabiography explores tensions between memory, erasure, writing, and the self. The title sequence tracks a speaking voice as it works through shards of its past, questioning and, at times, undermining the autobiographical act, often perpetuating its own disappearance. With the second series, “Apple Silence,” the already unstable voice becomes increasingly fragmented, deformed.

Anthony Hawley grew up in Massachusetts and received his BA and MFA from Columbia University. He is the author of The Concerto Form (Shearsman Books, 2006) and three other chapbooks of poetry, Vocative (Phylum Press, 2004), Afield (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2004) and Record-breakers (Ori is the New Apple Press, 2007). His poems have appeared in many magazines and journals, including 26, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, and The Tiny. He has taught poetry and writing at Columbia, Fordham, Bank Street College, and the School of Visual Arts. Currently, he lives in Nebraska where he teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His second full-length collection of poems, Forget Reading, was published in 2008.

Autobiography/ Oughtabiography
Anthony Hawley
$10.00; 40 pages
ISBN 978-1933996-05-9