-Equi seems to kw all our foibles and, instead of edging toward the door, reports the latest developments with precise, loving equanimity. Her voice is unique, poised, witty, intimate, and somehow interstellar. It's as if she's visiting from a future where we all appear transparent. Click and Clone is an electrified pleasure field.---Aram Saroyan-Spick and span, cut and dry, shake and bake, and w Elaine Equi introduces Click and Clone. These poetically altered texts punch holes into the multiverses of pop and splendor, short and longing, prose and dreams. Equi says that art can longer imitate life, it just needs to keep up. As they might say at the racetrack, she leads by a verse.---Charles BernsteinClick and Clone explores American life as it has been altered by our techlogical revolution. Elaine Equi's style is sophisticated, yet always accessible and truly democratic in approach. Whether she is writing about art, pop culture, consumerism, or reality TV, Equi does so with clarity and wit.specs . . .dots . . .bytes . . .atoms . . .scraps . . .snippets . . .tweets . . .Some are wholeas seeds contain a wholegalaxy of fruitand vegetable planetswithin them.Elaine Equi's last book Ripple Effect was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and on the short list for Canada's Griffin Poetry Prize. She lives in New York.
Elaine Equi was born in Oak Park, Illinois and raised in Chicago and its outlying suburbs. In 1988, she moved to New York City with her husband, poet Jerome Sala. Over the years, her witty, aphoristic, and innovative work has become nationally and internationally known. Her last book, Ripple Effect: New & Selected Poems was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and on the short list for Canada's prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize. Among her other titles are Surface Tension, Decoy, Voice-Over, which won the San Francisco State University Poetry Award, and The Cloud of Knowable Things. Widely published and anthologized, her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, and numerous volumes of The Best American Poetry. She teaches at New York University, and in the MFA Programs at The New School and The City College of New York.