Poetry           Prose              Pastels              Longpoem              Collaboration

                    t thilleman migrated to New York from the Mid-

               Western State of Wisconsin in the early 80s. His

          essay/poetic memoir Blasted Tower deals with aspects

     of biography and memory as well as an appraisal of

  informal education and initiation into the world of American post-modern poetries.

For a brief period thilleman worked for Pace Editions and the artist

     Chuck Close on handmade paper editions under the direction of master

        printmaker Joe Wilfer. During this same span of time tt participated in

           readings at ABC NO RIO and the St. Mark’s Poetry Project while

               working full-time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Coralie Miroux

               Through-out the 90s he helped edit Poetry New York, a journal

                of poetry & translation and created their pamphlet series. thilleman also

            participated in the Live Art Workshop that originated out of the Kraine

       Theater/KGB Bar on East 4th Street, opposite La Mama La Galleria in New

    York City’s East Village. His novel, Gowanus Canal, Hans Knudsen, fictionalizes

  the time of the founding of KGB Bar, before it became known as a place for literary gatherings.

From his time in the Live Art Workshop he wove together many

    tiny notebook entries for what he would later term strophaic transcriptions

       (strophaics, for short, combining the word mosaic with strophe), whose

            main poetic reality was generated from the “overheard” and the

              “overseen.” His poetry and prose still circles back into and out of the

                   strophaic as, perhaps, its own "city-on-a-page." Certainly the

                       wordless stage, at any rate, remains for him a place ever as yet to

                           be entered.

             Over the years he has collaborated with artists

              and writers while publishing through Spuyten Duyvil, a

          press he continues to work at as managing editor. He is

      featured in the documentary, Poetry, New York.

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