Gerry Gomez Pearlberg is a favorite of New York poetry audiences at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Biblio Cafe, and Dixon Place, as well as Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Museum and WBAI radio. Her exquisite poems tell stories of longing and desire. "Watching her light up was like seeing the Messiah," she writes of Marianne Faithfull in the title poem. "Or Buddha's burning moment under leaves of cool desire." Filled with sharp, artful imagery, Pearlberg's poems are funny, poignant, and smart.
Paperback: 127 pages
Publisher: Cleis Press; 1st edition (April 1998)