Poetry. "Paul Naylor's ANARCHEOLOGY charts the ebb and flow of associations with firstness: the poet's young daughter and her emergence into language, the poet's own mortality, the natural landscape, increasingly vulnerable to the 'dictates of exchange.' These are deeply personal poems without the rhetoric of personality. Naylor, like George Oppen before him, is obsessed and bewildered by 'the shipwreck / Of the singular,' yet through these brilliant, economical lyrics he finds a kind of solace in the variable movement of transient, growing things. ANARCHEOLOGY is an amazing, necessary book."—Michael Davidson
NOT QUITE NOON (Dos Madres Press, 2020) is Paul Naylor's seventh full-length book of poetry—following PLAYING WELL WITH OTHERS (2004), ARRANGING NATURE (2006), LUMINOUS RUSE (Tinfish Press, 2020), ANARCHEOLOGY (Talisman House, Publishers, 2018), BOOK OF CHANGES (Shearsman Books, 2012), JAMMED TRANSMISSION (Tinfish Press, 2009). He is also the author of Poetic Investigations: Singing the Holes in History (Northwestern University Press, 1999), a critical study of five contemporary poets—Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, Lyn Hejinian, Kamau Brathwaite, and M. Nourbese Philip. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Debi, and daughter, Siena.
Author City: SAN DIEGO, CA USA