Mark Statmanís recent books are Tourist at a Miracle (Hanging Loose, 2010), poetry, the translations Black Tulips: The Selected Poems of José María Hinojosa (University of New Orleans, 2012) and, with Pablo Medina, of García Lorcaís Poet in New York (Grove 2008). An Associate Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, he has received a number of awards and fellowships from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Writers Project, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His work has appeared in nine anthologies, and such publications as Tin House, Hanging Loose, South Dakota Review and APR.
"How delightfully apt that A Map of the Winds is 'a gift' from Mark Statmanís son, or is it Statmanís gift to his son? Such are the riddles tenderly offered us in this book, koans with duende that befit the international scope of a consummate poet-translator. His voice brings together historical awareness with mindful surrender to the present moment (that sometime calls back memories from the psycheís depths). Whether the observer is with his wife or son, bird-watching in a cottage, or on the streets of Brooklyn or Bogota, Mark Statmanís lines are maps of the wind that carry us into wonder and love."
"Plain-spoken and direct, Mark Statmanís poems 'make it new.' They reach our common core, where they find beauty and they find song."