Bernadette Mayer: the “messy” poet

“The Drama in the Everyday: Bernadette Mayer’s Early Poems” — an interesting article by Douglas Messerli, on a poet who has by turns confounded or inspired me. But I’m beginning realize that I’ve found her work disturbing because, like me–although perhaps more so—she’s all-over-the-map in her writing. Now I say: more power to women who accept and revel in their messy process…