Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei 1999

Wednesday, February 24, 1999
with Marilyn Chin and Arthur Sze

The reservoir is trying to freeze over
with an expanding map shaped like an angel
Separated lovers on a coast keep walking
toward each other. Low sun reddens
their faces without heat

 – Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, “The Reservoir”

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Listen to Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge’s 1999 reading for the Poetry Center of Chicago:

Read this interview with Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge from BOMB Magazine:

Working backward in sleep, the
last thing you numbed to is what
wakes you.

– Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, “Concordance [Working backward in sleep]”

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Watch Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge read some of her work at UC Berkeley:

Lunch Poems: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

Born in Beijing, China, and raised in Massachusetts, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge molds language with seemingly effortless beauty and grace that invites the reader on a journey between worlds. She has published three books of poetry. Tune is as she reads a selection of her poems before a live audience at UC Berkeley.

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