Michael Gottliebs recently-published Memoir and Essay arrives at a moment when the alternative literary memoir of the late 20th century has been dominated for several years by a multi-volume West Coast project called The Grand Piano, an exercise of collective literary autobiography by 10 of its Bay Area practitioners.
Marc Nasdor is the author of Sonnetailia (Roof Books, 2007) and the forthcoming Insurgentes. He was involved for a decade with the late poet Allen Ginsberg and The Committee for International Poetry. As DJ Poodlecannon, he has performed in New York City, Budapest, Nantes (France), Mexico City and Mérida (Yucatan).
Marc Nasdor is a poet and musician; a native of Baltimore who has lived in New York City since 1980. In the 1980s and 1990s he co-produced international literary festivals, was Program Director at Poets House and the Gas Station.