Poetry. "I honor and admire these poems for their groundwork understanding.Here, oppression is shown forth as a condition of language, a violence of syntax. And here, in resistance to oppression, extraordinariness lifts a beautiful, if harried, affirming sound. With signal integrity, the poet exploits no popular catastrophe but chooses, instead, to enter the mythic heart of catastrophe, there to make new myths"—Donald Revell.
Author City: RICHMOND, VA USA
Brian Henry is the author of eight books of poetry, including DOPPELGÄNGER (Talisman House, Publishers, 2011), LESSNESS (Ahsahta Press, 2011), THE STRIPPING POINT (Counterpath Press, 2007), and QUARANTINE (Ahsahta Press, 2006). His translation of the Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun's Woods and Chalices appeared from Harcourt in 2008, and his translation of Aleš Šteger's The Book of Things appeared from BOA Editions in 2010 and won the 2011 Best Translated Book Award. Henry's poetry and translations have received numerous awards, including the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, the Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize, the Cecil B. Hemley Memorial Award, the Treci Trg Prize in Serbia, the George Bogin Memorial Award, a Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences grant, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Howard Foundation. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.