Poetry. African American Studies. At once clear and hermetic, oracular and elegiac, MUSIC'S MASK AND MEASURE presents a series of five "equations" in a cosmic algebra. Drawing from such disparate sources as medieval theology, modern physics, and a Pythagorean sense of harmony, these poems offer glimpses of a dance in which only one partner can be seen. Reading them, we move in "the firm embrace / of the unsolved."
Jay Wright was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1934 and currently lives in Vermont. He is the author of fifteen books of poetry—including THE PRIME ANNIVERSARY (Flood Editions, 2019), DISORIENTATIONS: GROUNDINGS (Flood Editions, 2013), and MUSIC'S MASK AND MEASURE (Flood Editions, 2007)—and more than forty plays and a dozen essays. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, his honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the Bollingen Prize for Poetry.Author City: BRADFORD, VT USA