Poetry. Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno's new book of poetry compresses experience and emotion into what seems at times an exclamation point of pain and yearning. It is, by turns, troubling and challenging, tough-minded and compassionate, earth-bound and learned. These poems are about the passing of time, 'the collision between what was and what is.' They are concerned with human limitation and aspiration, focusing on 'the how not to be any longer.' These poems are rooted the world he writes about, and they soar above in breathless leaps."—Michael Pearson
Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno is the author of more than a half-dozen books including biographies of Paul Bowles and E.E. Cummings, and a group portrait of American writers in Paris after World War II. He is also well- known as a translator and poet. Talisman House published his last book of poems MUSSOORIE-MONTAGUE MISCELLANY in 2013. He lives in Turners Falls, Massachusetts with his wife, the poet Patricia Pruitt.
Author City: MONTAGUE, MA USA