Poetry. "We all want to know the face of the future, given the broken tablets and barely recognizable mirror images of our human selves, rampaging and chattering. Can language show us something new, something unfolding in time? It's so hard to smash apart sentences and their logic without also ruining our commitment to old ethics, but here we have something like that, a new face, weird and unblemished. This collection is something wonderful."—Fanny Howe
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.
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