Tina Darragh

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Tina Darragh (born 1950) is an American poet who was one of the original members of the Language group of poets.

Darragh was born in Pittsburgh and grew up in the south suburb of McDonald, Pennsylvania. She began writing in 1968 and studied poetry in Washington, DC at Trinity University from 1970 to 1972. Between 1974 and 1976, she worked with Some of Us Press and at the Mass Transit community bookstore and writing workshop.

Mass Transit, and after it Folio bookshop, became focal points for much of the poetic activity that was to result in the East Coast wing of the Language group, and here Darragh met other poets, including Susan Howe, Doug Lang, Joan Retallack and P. Inman, all of whom were also to become key members of the group.

She and Inman are married and live in Greenbelt, MD. She visits her family who lives in McDonald, PA. as often as they can. Her niece, Margo, loves her very much. <3

Her books include on the corner to off the corner (1981), Striking Resemblance (Burning Deck, 1988), a(gain)2 st the odds (1989), and adv. fans - the 1968 series (1993). Her work has been included in numerous anthologies, including the important "Language"-oriented anthology, In the American Tree (edited by Ron Silliman). In 1998, her work was published in the anthology etruscan reader VIII (with Douglas Oliver & Randolph Healy) and included selections from "The Dream Rim Instructions + SEE References" and "fractals <<—>> l-in-error".

  • A poem
  • Another poem and a photograph
  • on the corner   to   off the corner fascimile & pdf at e c l i p s e
  • etruscan reader VIII: Tina Darragh, Douglas Oliver & Randolph Healy link to Salt Publishing page on etruscan reader VIII with brief description of Darragh's poetics
  • Darragh reading her poem: Collective Lament for Banishing Animals from History Recorded 25 January 2007 at the University of Maine
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