POEMS • Yvonne Rainer
Badlands Unlimited / 2011
Paperback / 76 pages

"Here a simple, steady cadence provides procedural measure for simple, pared-down words, [plain] yet elegant turns that move the eyes forward, across, and down the page.” --Tim Griffin, "Keep moving: the poems of Yvonne Rainer"

Poems is a collection of never before published poetry by choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer. Full of wit and candor, Poems offers a window into the life and mind of one of America’s greatest living artists. A selection of images curated by Rainer accompanies the writing as well as an introduction by poet and critic Tim Griffin.

About the Author
Yvonne Rainer was born in San Francisco in 1934. She trained as a modern dancer in New York and was one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater in l962, a movement that proved to be a vital force in modern dance and art in the following decades. Since 1972, Rainer has completed seven feature-length films. She has received numerous awards and fellowships for her work, including two Guggenheim Fellowships (1969, 1988), a MacArthur Fellowship (1990-95), and a Wexner Prize (1995). A memoir, Feelings are Facts: a Life, was published in 2006.

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