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Hollywood & God - Robert Polito

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Interview from the Miami Book Fair Int'l 2009. Robert Polito is a poet, biographer, and critic whose books include Doubles, A Reader's Guide to James Merrill's The Changing Light at Sandover, and Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson, for which he received the National Book Critics Circle Award. He directs the Graduate Writing Program at New School University in New York City. His most recent books are Faber on Film: The Complete Writings of Manny Farber (Library of America), which he edited, and the poetry collection, Hollywood and God (University of Chicago Press). “The poems in this collection are as striking for their language, which reveals a subtle rhetorical intelligence, as for their dramas, which exist in an atmosphere charged with violence.” The New Yorker.