A few links
I've been anthologized in
- The Norton Anthology of Post-modern Poetry
- In The American Tree
- Primary Trouble: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry
- Best American Poetry 1993
- Best American Poetry 1988
- 49+1: Počtes Americain
I'm a co-author of The Grand Piano, an experiment in collective autobiography by ten writers identified with Language poetry in San Francisco.
Hear me reading and talking with fellow poet Ammiel Alcalay at the University of Pennsylvania's Kelly Writers House.
- May 1, 2001 (writing about composer Alan Hovhaness, Fernando Pessoa and David Schubert, among other things)
- June 19, 2001 (includes photographs from Abu Dhabi, Karachi, Bangalore and Mumbai)
- August 1, 2001 (writing about my first 22 cars), and
- Valentine's Day 2002, collaborating with Beth Joselow, poet, teacher and psychotherapist (and my wife).
“One of the most extraordinary collections of poetry to have come my way during my lifetime.”
Harry Mathews on Four Strange Books
“An enormous book, aligned with a deepest sense of history and culture.”
Lyn Hejinian on Four Strange Books
“I feel fortunate to have been able to accompany Tom through his books for three decades now. I'd love to feel that we have another three to travel.”
Ron Silliman on To the Cognoscenti
“The world, as refracted through the lens of Tom Mandel's poetry, takes on the singularity of a new kind of order."
John Ashbery on Realism
a “magnificent poem, one that ‘holds the night between two pale fingers.’”
George Lakoff on Absence Sensorium
“A visionary poet... grave, circuitous journeys toward truth, knowledge, eternity.”
Cahners on Letters of the Law
“Relentless excursions out of our familiar “monochromatic desert of grasp” into the domain of discovery.”
Harry Mathews on Realism