Literary Nonfiction. Essays. Poetry. In THE REAL PEOPLE OF WIND AND RAIN—a remarkably wide-ranging set of essays—Andrew Schelling takes on poetry, Buddhism, baseball, ecology, and the art of translation with wit, concision, and good humor.
"If Maurice Sendak hadn't gotten there first, this lovely set of notes and meditations could be called Where the Wild Things Are. It's a delight to encounter these REAL PEOPLE OF WIND AND RAIN courtesy of Andrew Schelling, traveler in time and space alike, and seasoned guide to the 'international archaic,' that serendipitous realm where everything is 'smouldering and vulnerable.'"—Jed Rasula
Andrew Schelling, poet and translator. Author of twenty-odd books including THE FACTS AT DOG TANK SPRING (Dos Madres Press, 2020), Arapaho Songbook, and THE REAL PEOPLE OF WIND AND RAIN (Singing Horse Press, 2014). In the 1970s he studied classics with Norman O. Brown and ecology of mind with Gregory Bateson at U.C. Santa Cruz, then up to Berkeley for Sanskrit while editing samizdat poetry journals. In 1990 he moved over the Continental Divide to the Front Range of the Southern Rockies with his wife and daughter. Schelling worked on land use, wolf reintroduction, defiance to dams, and protection of wilderness. He translated eight books of poetry from Sanskrit & related tongues. His study Tracks Along the Left Coast: Jaime de Angulo & Pacific Coast Culture is a folkloric account of bohemian poets, old time West Coast storytelling, natural history, cattle rustling, & linguistics. He has spent many years teaching poetry and Sanskrit at Naropa University, he lives in the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado.
Author City: BOULDER, CO USA