Poetry. Art. Music. This collection of poems was written under the influence of jazz, Shakespeare, Basquiat, boxing, the Bronx and the Basque country. The poems are more Coltrane-like riff than meditation, unable to keep their verbal dexterity still, even for a second. His first book at age 60, the oxymoronic Harry Bauld sees in all directions at once, with his blissfully uncorrected eye.
Fred Marchant, author of Said Not Said, writes, "From his jazz-like improvisations to the whip-like turns in his sonnets, from his 'magic cloud of memory' to the 'limping lion of history,' Bauld presents us with a world we thought we knew well. Now, in these beautifully crafted poems, we feel as though we are meeting it for the first time."
Harry Bauld studied art history at Columbia University, where he was twice All-Ivy shortstop and broke Lou Gehrig's records. Unfortunately they were his academic records. As a freelance journalist his beats included sports, the arts, wine and food, and book reviews. His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies and won the New Millennium Writings Award and the Milton Kessler Poetry Prize. Selected by Matthew Dickman for inclusion in Best New Poets 2012 (University of Virginia Press), he has taught English and coached baseball, boxing and basketball in New York and New England. He currently holds the Kulik Chair in English at Horace Mann School and spends summers in the Basque Country.Author City: BRONX, NY USA