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Author: Henry Weinfield

Henry Weinfield's most recent books are AS THE CROW FLIES, a collection of poems (Dos Madres Press, 2021), and The Labyrinth of Love (Parlor Press, 2021), a verse-translation of the selected sonnets and other poems by Pierre de Ronsard. In 2019, Dos Madres published his translation of The Chimeras (Les Chimères) by Gérard de Nerval, with illustrations by the artist Douglas Kinsey. In 2018 he edited and contributed the introduction to FROM THE VAST VERSAL LEXICON: SELECTED POEMS by Allen Mandelbaum (Pennyroyal Press). His other collections of poetry include WITHOUT MYTHOLOGIES: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS AND TRANSLATIONS (2008) and A WANDERING ARAMAEAN: PASSOVER POEMS AND TRANSLATIONS (2012), both from Dos Madres. His translation of and commentary on The Collected Poems of Stéphane Mallarmé appeared in 1994 (University of California Press) and his translation, done in collaboration with Catherine Schlegel, of Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days, in 2006 (University of Michigan Press). He is the author of three scholarly studies, the most recent of which is The Blank-Verse Tradition from Milton to Stevens: Freethinking and the Crisis of Modernity (Cambridge University Press, 2012). A native of Montreal, he taught at the University of Notre Dame from 1991 to 2019 and now lives in New York City.

A Wandering Aramaean: Passover Poems and Translations
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A Wandering Aramaean: Passover Poems and Translations

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. Jewish Studies. "In his Foreword to this astonishing book, Henry Weinfield calls the prophet Elijah 'one of the most daemonic and uncanny figures in literature.' And with these poems, Weinfield himself becomes one of the most daemonic and un...

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An Alphabet
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An Alphabet

Dos Madres Press

“These rhymes of Henry’s, A to Z, praise and sting, whistle and lullabye, and most wonderfully, make me smile.” —Billie Chernicoff “I began this sequence of alphabet poems in the summer of 2019 and completed it a year later. The sequence took shap...

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As the Crow Flies
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As the Crow Flies

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. "Henry Weinfield's poems are, like the bird of his title, dark and foreboding. Western civilization, they appear to be telling us, has lost its way and now has nowhere to go. But this view is expressed in poems as articulate, elegant, learne...

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Without Mythologies: New and Selected Poems and Translations
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Without Mythologies: New and Selected Poems and Translations

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. Translation. "A poet of exquisite formal control, Henry Weinfield writes lyrical and narrative poems that have a rich, sad music for which the ear and the heart hunger. This is a poetry to provoke and console, a poetry that has many roots in...

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