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Visit to Bernadette Mayer's Childhood Home


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In July, 1971, language poet Bernadette Mayer made Memory, a multimedia project in which she produced over 1,100 photographs and 200 pages of text. In 2020, Siglio Press brought her photos and her writing together for the first time in book form. In conjunction with Siglio, Poets House presented "Language is a Temptation" by inviting 31 poets to read from the work each day during the month of July, 2020. New York filmmaker and poet Lynne Sachs took this spark and ran with it ... all the way to Mayer's childhood home in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Text from Memory (July 30, 1971) by Bernadette Mayer, published by Siglio Press (2020) Commissioned by Poets House and Siglio Press.

Film by Lynne Sachs, poetry by Bernadette Mayer

Production format: 16mm

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