About the Author
Joan Retallack is the author of nine books of poetry, including PROCEDURAL ELEGIES/WESTERN CIV CONT'D/, MEMNOIR, How to Do Things with Words
, and Afterimages
. She is also the author of Musicage
, a volume of conversations she had with John Cage over a three-year period. Her most recent critical works are The Poethical Wager
and Gertrude Stein: Selections
, for which she wrote an extensive introductory essay. Retallack is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Humanities at Bard College.