Saturday, 16 April 2011

Moonlighting Poets

Over the last year, four Signal poets have published books with other presses. Taken together, the genres represented -- fiction, literary criticism, translation and biography -- are impressive. I think it's a big part of what makes them such superb poets: their poetry is nourished by other sources.

Clockwise from bottom left: Double Talk (Breakwater) by Patrick Warner, Curious Masonry: Three Translations from the Anglo-Saxon (Gaspereau) by Christopher Patton, Fine Incisions: Essays on Poetry and Place (Porcupine's Quill) by Eric Ormsby and Edith Sitwell: Avant-Garde Poet, English Genius (Little, Brown) by Richard Greene.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have already read Double Talk and highly recommend it. Lots of Warner's signature wit and precision. Can hardly wait to read the Sitwell book by Richard Greene, a fine writer and thinker.