Michael Palmer has been acclaimed "exemplarily radical" (John Ashbery) and "one of America's most important poets... startlingly lyrical and visceral" (The Harvard Review). His new book, Company of Moths––a collection in four parts, "Stone," "Scale," "Company of Moths," and "Dream"––is beautiful and fierce: "bright archive, sad merriment," "question pursuing question." Palmer in our dark times asks, "How will you now read in the dark?" Winner of the Shelley Memorial Prize and translated into over twenty-five languages, Michael Palmer was born in New York City in 1943 and lives in San Francisco, California. "The most influential avant-gardist working, and perhaps the greatest poet of his generation," Palmer's "genius" as the Village Voice put it, "is for making the world strange again."