Poetry. "This influential avant-garde doyenne, whose translations of Edmond Jabes were seminal events in postwar American poetry, handily manages the paradox of the lucid enigma... she maintains a distinctly American voice--quick-witted, conversational, and visually concrete... a poetry that pleases no less than it puzzles"--Voice Literary Supplement. SPLIT INFINITIES is a stunning new book by one of the most complex voices of contemporary poetry. Equally at home with the verse experiment, philosophical statement and personal narrative, Rosmarie Waldrop gives us, in SPLIT INFINITIES, the full measure of her art.
Rosmarie Waldrop's recent books of poetry are Driven to Abstraction, Curves to the Apple, Blindsight (New Directions), and Love, Like Pronouns (Omnidawn). Her novels, The Hanky of Pippin's Daughter and A Form/of Taking/It All, are available from Northwestern UP, her collected essays, Dissonance (if you are interested) , from University of Alabama Press, the memoir, Lavish Absence: Recalling and Rereading Edmond Jabès, from Wesleyan UP. She translates German and French poetry (Elke Erb, Friederike Mayröcker, Edmond Jabès, Jacques Roubaud) and co-edits Burning Deck books with Keith Waldrop, in Providence, RI. Author City: Providence, RI USA