by Jim Daniels • from Birth Marks • BOA Editions
Jim Danielsís recent books include Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry and Trigger Man: More Tales of the Motor City, winner of the Midwest Book Award.
"Jim Daniels keeps getting better, going deeper into his lived life to find there the language of celebration, lamentation, victory, defeat, moral ambiguity, and political and social outrage." (Li-Young Lee)
"Quoting the Portuguese writer and Nobel Prize winner José Saramago in the foreword to his latest collection, Derek Mahon writes: 'To write is always to translate, even when we are using our own language ... Our words convey mere fragments of reality on which our experience fed.' Relying on a different material, the two activities are however essentially linked in this perspective: if writing is the act of translating an experience into words, translating is the act of conveying the written account of this experience in another language, culture and moment."
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Walking Wounded: The Life and Poetry of Vernon Scannell, by James Andrew Taylor, reviewed by Yvette Huddleston.
The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter, selected by Andrea Goldsmith, reviewed by Christopher Bantick.
The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems, edited by Marta Werner and Jen Bervin, reviewed by Holland Cotter.
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Philip Hensher on Craig Raine's More Dynamite: Essays 1990-2012.
The Poetry Foundation announces a new award for poetry criticism.
"Ignore the haters. It was a great year for poetry."
Ellen Rolfes interviews Clive James.
Andrew McCulloch introduces fragments of three poems by Sappho.
"A New Poetry Emerges From Iran"
Vice President Biden urged to press Liu Xiaobo's case with Chinese.
John Freeman on Mary Syzbist's Incarnadine, winner of the National Book Award.
Michel Martin talks with Nikki Giovanni about her new collection of poems and essays. MORE