“Mark Katzman’s weird and wonderful Playdate looks like a poem and reads like a novel. Fast, ever so fast and on point, it hurtles you through its dizzying narrative and leaves you gasping for breath. What a book. Once you start, it’s impossible to stop reading.”
“A weird wild ride with a protagonist that’s more sophisticated than Lester Ballard and more hysterical than Norman Bates.”
–Jim Ruland, author of Forest of Fortune
INoN, Collections: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Hargrett Library - University of Georgia, Emory University, Savannah College of Arts & Design, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City Arts Institute Library, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Santa Barbara, Art Institute of Chicago Library, University of Utah, Virginia Commonwealth University, Seattle University.
Along the Way, Collections: University of Arizona - Special Collections, Getty Research Institute Research Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Special Collections, University of Virginia, McGehee Lindemann Miniature Collection, University of Wyoming - Coe Library, Canoso Miniature Books Collection, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus Library, Evergreen State College Library.
INoN, Nexus Press, 1990. Edition of 350. Artist scroll. Art and design by Susan Kress.
Along the Way, Pequeno Press, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Edition of 55. Artist miniature book. Art and design by Jaime Gonzalez and Pat Baldwin at Waterleaf Mill & Bindery.
"William Bronk is some kind of vast, reflective prism, who now feels to me more like a principle or law of some kind than simply my mentor, friend, and spiritual father."
Desire and Denial: The William Bronk - Mark Katzman Correspondence, a talk, was given at New York University on April 13, 2012 at the William Bronk Symposium, chronicling Katzman's seventeen-year friendship with the poet, whose book, Life Supports and Other Poems, won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1982. It is included in William Bronk in the Twenty-First Century - New Assessments, published by Talisman House (2014).
WILLIAM BRONK ESSENTIALS
The Mind's Landscape: William Bronk and Twentieth Century American Poetry, by David Clippinger