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Poetry. THE INFATUATIONS AND INFIDELITIES OF PRONOUNS, a series of sonnets after Shakespeare, won Bright Hill Press’s Poetry Chapbook competition. “Christopher Bursk is our supreme poet of adolescent angst. He is passionate, sincere, brave and, yes—visionary. He knows that nowhere is the profane and the sacred more entwined than during adolescence, and comically so, humor being squeezed from anguished teenage pores. Of necessity, and natural bent, he is a high roller of risk. Who else would dare to riff on Shakespeare’s sonnets in such an audacious, irreverent, witty and pronoun-nuanced way? if you like your sex complicatedly raw, your adolescence complicatedly true, your Shakespeare respectfully adulterated, and most important, your language and poetics bluntly articulate…then, dear reader, this is the book for you”—George Drew.
Christopher Bursk was named winner of the 15th Annual Bright Hill Press Poetry Chapbook Competition for THE INFATUATIONS AND INFIDELITIES OF PRONOUNS. Bursk, recipient of NEA, Guggenheim, and Pew fellowships, is professor of English at Bucks Community College in Pennsylvania. He is the author of a number of collections, including Cell Count, OVID AT FIFTEEN, and The Improbable Swervings of Atoms, winner of the 2004 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. He has been recognized for his work with prisoners, the homeless, food banks, and women’s shelters.
Author City: LANGHORNE, PA USA