Poetry. VISIONS, a new collection of Marc Elihu Hofstadter's poetry, documents the attempt to reify the optics of paintings into the text of poetry. "Marc Hofstadter wields an optical instrument that captures the rays that emanate from the interiors of things, rather than from their outsides. This is what makes him a poet, an excellent one. I believe, as he does that the moment is the key to the eternal and color the key to the invisible"--Yves Bonnefoy. "To read Marc Hofstadter's VISIONS is to feel you're walking through an intimate museum.Zen-like, Hofstadter sets his spare evocations against 'reality, white,/which is unknown to us,' so that we're left to contemplate again the mysteries of art and artist, color and consciousness, and to remember that 'sometimes life's joys are small'"--Kim Addonizio.
Marc Elihu Hofstadter was born in New York City in 1945. He received his B.A. degree from Swarthmore College in 1967, and his Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1975. From 1977 to 1978 he was Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature at the Université d'Orléans, and in 1978 and 1979 he taught American literature at Tel Aviv University. He has published five volumes of poetry--House of Peace (Mother's Hen Press), VISIONS (Scarlet Tanager Press), Shark's Tooth (Regent Press), LUCK (Scarlet Tanager Press), and RISING AT 5 AM (RAW ArT PRESS)--and his poems, translations, and essays have appeared in over sixty magazines. Hofstadter lives in Walnut Creek, California.Author City: WALNUT CREEK, CA USA