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Author: Donald Wellman

Donald Wellman has written nine books of English-language poetry. His most recent publications include CROSSING MEXICO: DIARIO MEXICANO (Dos Madres Press, 2019), ESSAY POEMS (Dos Madress Press, 2017), ALBIACH / CELAN : READING ACROSS LANGUAGES (Annex Press, 2017) with Anne-Marie Albiach and Jean Daive, ROMAN EXERCISES (Talisman House, Publishers, 2015), THE CRANBERRY ISLAND SERIES (Dos Madres Press, 2012), A NORTH ATLANTIC WALL (Dos Madres Press, 2010), and PROLOG PAGES (Ahadada Books, 2009). Additionally, he translates poetry from several languages: German, French, and Spanish. He is the English language translator of Antonio Gamoneda, Emilio Prados, and Roberto Echavarren. His recent translations include CADAVERS by Nestor Perlongher (Cardboard House Press, 2018), THE VIRGIN MOUNTAINS by Roberto Echavarren (Dialogos / Lavender Ink, 2017), Neila's Evening Song: Last Poems of Yvan Goll by Yvan Goll, and The Prose of the Transsiberian and Little Joan of France by Blaise Cendrars. His academic expertise is in modern and contemporary poetry and poetics. Research and scholarship have concentrated on the works of Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and Charles Olson, as well as on figures associated with Black Mountain College and with emerging avant-gardes (conceptual poetry and language-centered poetry). Additionally, he has written on transnational literature, including the literature and culture of the Caribbean. His Expressivity in Modern Poetry is newly released from Fairleigh Dickinson UP, March 2019. He is the editor of O.ARS, 1981-1993, which has been released in the series "Among the Neighbors, The Poetry Collection of the University Libraries" at the University at Buffalo.

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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Crossing Mexico: Diario Mexicano
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Crossing Mexico: Diario Mexicano

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. Latinx Studies. Art. "The poems of CROSSING MEXICO: DIARIO MEXICANO interact with history, culture, and people the poet encounters in his journey, which in turn propel his imagination to make connections with his own life and history, thus f...

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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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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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Unwinding Alphabets: a Book of Citations
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Unwinding Alphabets: a Book of Citations

Dos Madres Press

“I’ve read UNWINDING ALPHABETS: A BOOK OF CITATIONS and I think it is thrilling work. The methodology is superb but more than that these poems sing, vibrating along lyric strings of colloquy and antiphony. You’ve done something really fine here.” —P...

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