Poetry. Here is a new collection of poems entitled WILD GOODS by Bay Area poet and translator Denise Newman. "The poems of WILD GOODS 'study' death as text: death being the same as actions/birth/the text/'her,' a 'sandwichtime.' The juncture or 'silent agreement' between these and being in the world is the inside and the outside making each other: 'their silent agreement/will eventually eat container too.' Oneself is turned outside rubbing; while being a silent middle. Pleasurably subtle, frightening, and exciting, in Newman's text one's daily manual labor is 'making a soft object of the world" -Leslie Scalapino.
Denise Newman's previous poetry collections are THE NEW MAKE BELIEVE, WILD GOODS and HUMAN FOREST. She is the translator of Azorno and The Painted Room, both by the late Danish poet, Inger Christensen, and Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt, which won the 2015 PEN Translation Award. Newman is also involved in video, installation and social practice projects that explore language and poetics, and for many years has collaborated with composers providing lyrics for choral works. In 2014 she received a Creative Work Fund grant and an NEA Fellowship in Translation. She teaches at the California College of the Arts.Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA