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John Godfrey has lived in the East Village since the '60s. Of his some dozen collections, those in the current century are Push the Mule, Private Lemonade, City of Corners, Tiny Gold Dress, Singles and Fives, Gold Stars Wet Hearts, and Knee-length Black. Wave Books will publish The City Keeps: Selected and New Poems 1966-2014 in the Spring of 2016.
John Godfrey has written in the East Village for a very long time. His most recent book is The City Keeps: New and selected poems 1966-2014 (Wave Books, 2016).
John Godfrey wore Lewis Warsh’s deluxe midnight blue wool thigh-length winter overcoat 1970–72, while he was in California.
John Godfreys recent collections are The City Keeps: Selected and new poems 1966-2014 (Wave, 2016) and A Torch for Orphans (Cuneiform Press, 2020). He has a new manuscript, Prettier Grit.