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Elaine Equi

Born: 1953 in Oak Park, IL
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Equi was born in Oak Park, IL.

Biography: 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''.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Elaine Equi on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Click and clone :
ISBN: 1566892570 OCLC: 664353053

Coffee House Press : Minneapolis [Minn.] : 2011.

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

Decoy :
ISBN: 1566890268 OCLC: 30475454

Coffee House Press, Minneapolis : ©1994.

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: 76897666

Coffee House Press, Minneapolis : ©2007.

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

Surface tension :
ISBN: 0918273544 OCLC: 20418160

Coffee House Press, Minneapolis : 1989.

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

Coffee House Press ; Minneapolis : ©2003.

Voice-over :
ISBN: 1566890780 OCLC: 38966173

Coffee House Press ; Minneapolis : ©1998.