City of Corners

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Pub Date: 08/01/2008

Pages: 96

Publisher: Wave Books

Imprint: Wave Books

ISBN 13: 9781933517315

ISBN 10: 193351731X

Price: / $18.99 CAN$14.00

Category: POETRY / American / General

City of Corners

By John Godfrey

Price: $14.00



About the Book

“While others are busy catching their own reflection in the storefront of poetry, [John] Godfrey goes to work on the damage and squalor of the overlooked. His genius rings true.”—Peter Gizzi

With an enemy
like daylight who needs
the psychology dime
Hips do the work
and I cross the world

A longtime resident of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, John Godfrey works as a registered nurse in New York City, where he cares for homebound AIDS patients in Brooklyn and Queens. City of Corners is his sixth collection of poetry.

About the Book

John Godfrey IS New York, and these poems gaze unflinchingly into the city's dark heart.


John Godfrey was born in Massena, N.Y. in 1945. He received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1967, and took a B.S. in Nursing from Columbia University in 1994. He has received fellowships from the General Electric Foundation (1984), the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (2009), and the Z Foundation (2013). He retired in 2011 after 17 years as a nurse clinician in HIV/AIDS. He has lived in the East Village of Manhattan since the 1960s.