Poetry. Martin Corless-Smith's SWALLOWS uses the metaphor of the House to explore the uncanny presence and absence of self, and world, in poetry. With embodiments ranging from the eighteenth-century inquiry into the whereabouts of the Sabine Villa-a search determined to locate a physical site behind Horace's celebrated verse-to lines transcribed from the walls of a house, these poems acknowledge the desire for the presence of the physical in the written, while they reify the beguiling distance between writing and the world. Martin Corless-Smith lives and teaches in Boise, Idaho. He is the author of several books of poetry, including NOTA and COMPLETE TRAVELS, both carried by SPD. "Clearly this is a major poetry as well as a problematic one-very possibly the former condition is itself what demands the latter"-Ron Silliman.
Martin Corless-Smith is an English poet and painter who lives and teaches in Boise, Idaho. His ninth collection of poems, THE MELANCHOLY OF ANATOMY, will be released in 2021 by Shearsman Books. His other recent works include THE ONGOING MYSTERY OF THE DISAPPEARING SELF (SplitLevel Texts, 2020), ODIOUS HORIZONS (Miami University Press, 2019) and THE FOOL AND THE BEE (Shearsman Books, 2019).Author City: BOISE, ID USA