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Author: Charles Stein

Charles Stein's work comprises a complexly integrated field of poems, prose reflections, translations, drawings, photographs, lectures, conversations, and performances. Born in 1944 in New York City, he is the author of thirteen books of poetry, including BLACK LIGHT CASTS WHITE SHADOWS (Lunar Chandelier Collective, 2018), VIEWS FROM TORNADO ISLAND (Lunar Chandelier), FROM MIMIR'S HEAD (Station Hill Press), a verse translation of The Odyssey (North Atlantic Books), a translation of The Iliad (Station Hill Press), and THE HAT RACK TREE (Station Hill Press). His prose writings include a vision of the Eleusinian Mysteries, Persephone Unveiled (North Atlantic Books), a critical study of poet Charles Olson's use of the writing of C.G. Jung, The Secret of the Black Chrysanthemum (Station Hill Press), and a collaborative study with George Quasha of the work of Gary Hill, An Art of Limina: Gary Hill's Works & Writings (Ediciones Poligrafa). His facsimile collection of ink pictures, Twelve Drawings, was published by Station Hill in 2018. He holds a PhD in literature from the University of Connecticut at Storrs and lives with guitarist, choral director, and research historian, Megan Hastie in Barrytown New York.

Black Light Casts White Shadows
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Black Light Casts White Shadows

Lunar Chandelier Collective

Poetry. These poems are an orchestrated selection from work not in the Tornado Island series, either composed between 2001 and 2018 or recovered and reworked during that time.

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From Mimir's Head: Poems from theforestforthetrees (1994-2000)
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From Mimir's Head: Poems from theforestforthetrees (1994-2000)

Station Hill Press

Poetry. FROM MIMIR'S HEAD comprises two reciprocal passes through the same terrain—a sequence of poems mostly exploring ontological matters in a variety of verse inventions, and a series of notes in a prose equally exploratory and inventive. In both...

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THE HAT RACK TREE: SELECTED POEMS FROM THEFORESTFORTHETREES, 1980-1983
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THE HAT RACK TREE: SELECTED POEMS FROM THEFORESTFORTHETREES, 1980-1983

Station Hill Press

Poetry. " Stein is a poet with all the means of his craft at hand. Seldom confessional, the work overhears and remembers the mumbled self-awarenesses of dream, and sets them in form. I find him one of the smartest men of his generation, and one of i...

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Horse Sacrifice
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Horse Sacrifice

Station Hill Press

Poetry. "Stein has found a channel to his own imagination. When his mind is moving and seizing the gorgeous or gritty images as they wind upward in the spine or shiver from the brain, he carries the reader effortlessly into his discoveries."—Bill Za...

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Views From Tornado Island
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Views From Tornado Island

Lunar Chandelier Collective

Poetry. VIEWS FROM TORNADO ISLAND is the thirteenth and last book of an extended serial work that takes its name from the title of this book. The entire series speaks from a stock of some 26 "characters," numinous "objects," oddly configured "abstra...

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