Hugh Steinberg's poetry has appeared in Grand Street, Tinfish, 14 Hills and American Poetry Review, among others. His chapbook, In the Attic of the House of the Dead, is forthcoming from Chax Press. He is a board member of Small Press Traffic and teaches writing at California College of Arts and Crafts. Steinberg succeeds most vividly as he mines personal memoir and memory of the city a la "Rhapsody on a Windy Night," extending Eliotic signals into the coded futures of weather and ether. His procedural based work (e.g. writing a poem a day for a whole year) opens the field of daily life, mundane existance and stretches it until holes appear, like fine cambric lace.
January 14, 2000