Poetry. "In this book, Jonathan Stalling extends to us his hospitality. Enter this grotto, this book of poems a haven & lodge for light & dark, made by Jonathan Stalling with an ethics of respect & reverence. Pen opens to penumbra, shadowing each word. This book constitutes an attentive reaching, reading, a leaning into language, so that learning an other language rhymes with listening to & learning the emerging language-scape of one's own child. In Stalling's book we are lodged here, in poems, in a place allowing passage back & forth from the mystery of 'I' and 'we' to the mysterious housings of words in our language and in others. Words, characters, & embodiments make up the constellations, the figured stars within a larger darkness. I recommend to you GROTTO HEAVEN as a fine place to take up lodging"--Hank Lazer.
Jonathan Stalling is the author of Poetics of Emptiness (Fordham UP), GROTTO HEAVEN (Chax, 2010), YÍNGĒLÌSHI: SINOPHONIC ENGLISH POETRY AND POETICS (Counterpath, 2011), LOST WAX (Tinfish Press, 2015), is the translator of Winter Sun: The Poetry of Shi Zhi 1966-2007 (The University of Oklahoma Press) and an editor of The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry: A Critical Edition (Fordham). Stalling is the founder and Curator of the Chinese Literature Translation Archive at the University of Oklahoma, where he is also an Associate Professor of English and the editor of Chinese Literature Today magazine and book series. His new work on Chinese-English interlangauge and transgraphic poetics and learning systems can be found online at TEDx Talk. Stalling lives in Norman, Oklahoma with his wife Amy, and their three children: Isaac, Eliana, and Rowen and their many pets.Author City: NORMAN, OK USA