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Author: Donald Wellman

Donald Wellman is a poet and translator. He has translated books of poetry by Antonio Gamoneda, Emilio Prados, Yvan Goll, and Roberto Echavarren, including ALBIACH / CELAN: READING ACROSS LANGUAGES (Annex Press, 2017). His Expressivity in Modern Poetry is forthcoming from Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. His poetry has been described as trans-cultural and baroque. His collections of poetry include ROMAN EXERCISES (Talisman House, 2015), THE CRANBERRY ISLAND SERIES (Dos Madres Press, 2013), A NORTH ATLANTIC WALL (Dos Madres Press, 2010), PROLOG PAGES (Ahadada, 2009), and Fields (Light and Dust, 1995). His latest book is ESSAY POEMS (Dos Madres Press, 2017). As editor of O.ARS, he produced a series of annual anthologies including Coherence (1981) and Translations: Experiments in Reading (1984).

A North Atlantic Wall
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A North Atlantic Wall

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. In A NORTH ATLANTIC WALL the poetry is drawn from fieldnotes, ragged prose, some passages displaying a resonant, if fragmentary, intensity. The elements of A NORTH ATLANTIC WALL may appear to be disjointed, but the order is that of a periplu...

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The Cranberry Island Series
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The Cranberry Island Series

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. "Donald Wellman proposes THE CRANBERRY ISLAND SERIES as a work of 'autoethnography,' incorporating poetry, translation, autobiography, family history, and geography—all focused on the Cranberry Islands in the Gulf of Maine. Like a hardy tree...

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Essay Poems
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Essay Poems

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. "In constructing this book, I have been thinking about the English language serial poem from Jack Spicer to Lisa Robertson. Some of my poems sustain themselves over considerable lengths. Different forms of superposition insert vertical dimen...

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Prolog Pages
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Prolog Pages

Ahadada Books

Poetry. PROLOG PAGES are various in the complexities of their bundled themes: travel, observations from everyday life, allusions to the accomplishments of poets and artists. Wellman sometimes calls to the figures who populate his poems, expressing s...

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Roman Exercises
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Roman Exercises

Talisman House, Publishers

Poetry. "The inspiration for ROMAN EXERCISES stems from my reading of Bertolt Brecht's Manual of Piety. It is an ancient impulse. His work may be thought of as a set of 'exercises' for responsible citizenship, as opposed to the objectification of ci...

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