Poetry. New and profoundly resonant prose poems from anthropologist, editor, critic and translator Nathaniel Tarn. What holds it together is Tarn's ecstatic vision, his continuing enthusiasm for the stuff of the world...Since the death of Kenneth Rexroth, he is, with Michael McClure, the major celebrant of heterosexual love in the language. His combination of ingenious metaphor and sexual exuberance has been rare in the language since the 17th century...And like Rexroth & MacDiarmid, his poetry encompasses Eastern philosophy, world myth, revolutionary politics, and precise descriptions of the natural world -- Eliot Weinberger.
Nathaniel Tarn (born 1928 in Paris) is an American poet, essayist, anthropologist, and translator. He is the author of thirty books and booklets, including most recently the poetry collection The Holderliniae (New Directions.) He has been translated into ten foreign languages.Author City: SANTA FE, NM USA