Fiction. Vivid elements evoke remembered scenes or imagined constructions from history, dream or chance. Unlikely characters show up. A 15th century Dutch painter walks the streets of Providence; a young girl goes to sleep in a dark room; Charlemagne appears in a mythic terrain of sheer language. This is a distinctive poet's prose, precise and congenial, capturing improbable moments and spinning the mind into new realms of possibility.
Keith Waldrop is the author of numerous collections of poetry, most recently Transcendental Studies (University of California Press, 2009), a trilogy of collage poems which won the National Book Award for Poetry. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he teaches at Brown University, and has served as co-editor of the press Burning Deck with his wife, Rosmarie Waldrop, since 1968.Author City: Providence, RI USA