Tina Darragh, "ludicrous stick"

For a brief biography of Tina Darragh, see the bottom of this page or click here.

In the 1980s The Paris Review (issue number 86) including an anthology of poetry, edited by Charles Bernstein, under the heading "Language Sampler" (beginning on p. 75). Among Bernstein's selections was Tina Darragh's "ludicrous stick," which appeared in the pages of Paris Review as follows:

Tina Darragh's books include on the corner to off the
cover of The Paris Review 86 with its "Language Sampler" anthology
(Sun & Moon, 1981), Striking Resemblance (Burning Deck, 1989), a(gain)2 st the odds (Potes and Poets, 1989), and adv. fans - the 1968 series (Leave Books, 1993). Her work has been included in several anthologies, among them In the American Tree (National Poetry Foundation, 1986), "Language" Poetries (New Directions, 1987), out of everywhere: linguistically innovative poetry by women in North America & the UK (Reality Street Editions, 1996), and Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women (Talisman, forthcoming 1998). Selections from her project, the dream rim instructions, have been published in Chain and Primary Writing, and have been featured in Etruscan Reader. Darragh is employed as a reference librarian at the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University. She lives in Greenbelt, Maryland, with her husband P. Inman and their son, Jack.