Poetry. WELCOME LIGHT straddles the earth's hemispheres while charting experiences contemplative and peripatetic, bucolic and urban, and metaphysical and scientific. Paul Kane evokes his predecessor—Joseph Brodsky, Robert Frost, Pushkin, and others—as only a mature poet of wide experience, keen sensitivity, and deep knowledge can. Poems lyric and narrative and elegiac and ecstatic escort us through past and present, east and west, and the earthly and the celestial. The mournful and the celebratory resonate together in fresh, lucid English translations of Hafiz.
Paul Kane has published six collections of poems and ten other books. He has received a Fulbright award, Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships, grants from the Mellon Foundation, a residency from the Bogliasco Foundation, and an honorary doctorate from La Trobe University. Kane is poetry editor for Antipodes, artistic director for the Mildura Writers Festival, and general editor of The Braziller Series of Australian Poets. He is currently a professor of English and Environmental Studies at Vassar College and divides his time between homes in Warwick, NY, and Central Victoria in Australia.
Author City: WARWICK, NY USA