Poetry. "CONTANGO: the interest paid for the right to postpone fulfillment of an obligation. Often used in the context of stock and gold arbitrage." With an uncanny mix of mordant humor and compassion, Lindsay Hill's fourth full-length book of poems exposes the bad trades our culture thrives on. As Michael Davidson writes, "Lindsay Hill has written the epic of asociety based on deferred payment and delayed gratification, CONTANGO traces our compromised relation to utopia, but in its often hilarious juxtapositions of deadpan clauses and phrases, the poem offers an alternative future in which to say 'this is true' becomes the truth."
Lindsay Hill was born in San Francisco and graduated from Bard College. He is the author of four book of poems including Avelaval (Oyez) and, most recently, NdjenFerno (Vatic Humm). His poetry has been widely published in journals including Caliban, Sulfur, To, and New American Writing, and he is the former co-editor of the journal Facture. Lindsay lives in Portland, works for a nonprofit and, with his wife, Nita, operates a consulting business.Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA