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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Elaine Equi  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1953 in Oak Park, IL

-- Elaine Equi on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Equi was born in Oak Park, IL.

Biographical and Professional Information

Equi was born in Oak Park, Illinois and raised in Chicago and its outlying suburbs. She graduated from Columbia College and went on to teach a poetry workshop there for several years. Along with her husband, poet Jerome Sala, she helped create a lively performance poetry scene. In 1988, they moved to New York City. She teaches at New York University, and in the MFA Programs at The New School and The City College of New York. Equi's poems have appeared in ''The New Yorker'', ''American Poetry Review'', and numerous volumes of ''The Best American Poetry''. In 2007 she edited a special section for Jacket Magazine: ''The Holiday Album: Greeting Card Poems For All Occasions''.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Click and clone :
ISBN: 1566892570. OCLC Number: 664353053

Coffee House Press :. .

Presents a collection of poems that explore the effects of technology on everyday life.

Decoy :
ISBN: 1566890268. OCLC Number: 30475454

Coffee House Press,. .

The subjects range from Rilke to UFOs, to cooking shows on television. In Art about Fear she writes: "Be careful with that book. / It's not a book. It's a person / and it changes." By the author of Surface Tension.

Ripple effect :
ISBN: 9781566891974. OCLC Number: 76897666

Coffee House Press,. .

Collects poems from over two decades of the Illinois-born author's work.

Surface tension :
ISBN: 0918273544. OCLC Number: 20418160

Coffee House Press,. .

The cloud of knowable things :
ISBN: 1566891426. OCLC Number: 51389175

Coffee House Press ;. .

Voice-over :
ISBN: 1566890780. OCLC Number: 38966173

Coffee House Press ;. .