Bob Perelman, brief bio

cover of Perelman's second book of criticism
Bob Perelman lived for many years in San Francisco where he edited Hills magazine and was influential in the growing language poetry movement. From 1977 to 1981 he coordinated the San Francisco Talks Series and edited Writing/Talks (1985) gathered from the series. His books of poetry include Braille (Ithaca House, 1975), Face Value (Roof Books, 1988), and Virtual Reality (Roof Books, 1993). He is also the author of two important books of theory and criticism, The Trouble with Genius (University of California, 1994), and The Marginalization of Poetry (Princeton, 1996). He lives in Philadelphia, where he is a Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.