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Martine Bellen is the author of nine books, including This Amazing Cage of Light: New and Selected Poems (Spuyten Duyvil); The Vulnerability of Order (Copper Canyon Press); Tales of Murasaki and Other Poems (Sun & Moon Press), which won the National Poetry Series Award; and the novella 2X2 (BlazeVOX [books]). As a librettist, Bellen has written the text for Ovidiana, an opera based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses (composer, Matthew Greenbaum), has collaborated with David Rosenboom on AH! Opera No-Opera, and cowrote Moon in the Mirror (composer: Stephen Dembski) with Zhang Er. Her poetry has been translated into Chinese, German, and Italian, among other languages. Bellen has been a recipient of the City Artist Corps Grant, Queens Art Fund, New York Foundation for the Arts, and has received a residency from the Rockefeller Foundation at the Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy. For more information about Bellen’s work, visit her website:
An Anatomy of Curiosity
is now available from MadHat Press.


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MadHat Press seeks to foster the work of writers and poets: explosive, lyrical, passionate, deeply wrought voices that stretch the boundaries of language, narrative and image, vital and enduring literary voices that sing on the page as well as in the mind.

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