Poetry. African American Studies. Drifting from New Mexico with lawman Elfego Baca to Ricardo Molinari's Buenos Aires all the way back to ancient Alexandria, DISORIENTATIONS: GROUNDINGS offers an erudite and at times dizzying exploration of our mortal limits. Metaphysical in both content and manner of metaphor, these poems are in constant dialogue with the physical sciences, mathematics, and number theory. The result is a startling, quixotic, and truly original poetry.
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