O'Clock Press No. 2

The Rain
Ben Mazer

Ben Mazer's most recent collections of poems are Poems (Pen & Anvil) and January 2008 (Dark Sky Books), both released in 2010. He is the editor of Landis Everson's Everything Preserved: Poems 1955-2005 (Graywolf Press) and Selected Poems of Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (Harvard University Press). The Rain is his second verse play to be published in 2011, the other being A City of Angels (Cy Gist).

Praise for Ben Mazer's Poems:
"Like fragments of old photographs happened on in a drawer, Ben Mazer's poems tap enigmatic bits of the past that suddenly come to life again. To read him is to follow him along a dreamlike corridor where everything is beautiful and nothing is as it seems."
--John Ashbery

"Ben Mazer is lyric poetry's true hero and has not compromised one iota, as his amazing works attest with their singular purity, beauty and heartbreak."
--Philip Nikolayev, editor of Fulcrum

"Mazer's layering of details, coupled with a tautness of form that is carefully governed by an exceptional musical ear places him among the most dynamic and original poets of his generation."
--Christopher Bock in Jacket