Poetry. These poems are an orchestrated selection from work not in the Tornado Island series, either composed between 2001 and 2018 or recovered and reworked during that time.
Charles Stein's work comprises a complexly integrated field of poems, prose reflections, translations, drawings, photographs, lectures, conversations, and performances. Born in 1944 in New York City, he is the author of thirteen books of poetry, including BLACK LIGHT CASTS WHITE SHADOWS (Lunar Chandelier Collective, 2018), VIEWS FROM TORNADO ISLAND (Lunar Chandelier), FROM MIMIR'S HEAD (Station Hill Press), a verse translation of The Odyssey (North Atlantic Books), a translation of The Iliad (Station Hill Press), and THE HAT RACK TREE (Station Hill Press). His prose writings include a vision of the Eleusinian Mysteries, Persephone Unveiled (North Atlantic Books), a critical study of poet Charles Olson's use of the writing of C.G. Jung, The Secret of the Black Chrysanthemum (Station Hill Press), and a collaborative study with George Quasha of the work of Gary Hill, An Art of Limina: Gary Hill's Works & Writings (Ediciones Poligrafa). His facsimile collection of ink pictures, Twelve Drawings, was published by Station Hill in 2018. He holds a PhD in literature from the University of Connecticut at Storrs and lives with guitarist, choral director, and research historian, Megan Hastie in Barrytown New York.Author City: BARRYTOWN, NY USA