Hannah Weiner

In beloved memory


We are happy to print here the biography originally submitted to Tender Buttons Press by Hannah Weiner for silent teachers     remembered sequel

Hannah weiner was born to it in providence ri in 1928 and graduated from radcliffe college 1950 magna cum laude    she then worked for three publishing houses   got fired from all of them    once for being too intellectual    once for associating with aliens and once for being caught not slapping her bosses face      she then turned to retailing and was an assistant buyer for fat ladies dresses in bloomingdales basement     she married a psychiatrist   freudian and divorced him four years later     then she exaggerated but not lied herself into a job designing lingerie and turned down her second request for marriage     by this time she was making the rounds of galleries and parties in the early sixties and began to write poetry in 1963    both writing and designing were childhood ambitions she got a free course at the new school and found she couldnt write new york school poetry in fact she couldnt write her own words at all    only the magritte poems      written in     and the fast are in her own words     happily she discovered the international code of signals and found she could write about almost anything by using the code books     these became rather wild performances followed by other performances like street works 1-7 and the fashion show poetry event    she was very well reviewed because the art critic of the village voice was one of her partners she thus met the musicians   performers   pop artisits   lesbians and poets of that time all this glory ended in 1970 when she became extremely psychic and hiding out in a cheap apartment wrote about nothing else in almost 100 notebooks     see the fast     the words began to appear in 1972 and led to the clairvoyant journal a three voice performance poetry book about learning     explaining instructions and the counter voice     years passed     the language group moved in and so did the indians    she still remembers meeting chawho at a party saying youre getting pretty old dont you think you should publish    she did   sixteen and spoke begin to introduce the teaching   now she is reaching her ultimate achievement learned first at her grandmother's knee      TEACHING SILENT she has dragged several poets into this with her    gosh ma shes a real female tarpsichordist

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