Poetry. Kabbalist hymns, a Futurist dragon, Wagnerian vaudeville, Virgil in India, and Pinocchio, in love and at a loss, among the philosophers, are among the mirrors and reflections found in SNAKE TRAIN, a gathering of the poetic sequences and longer poems (plus one piece of prose) that Edwin Frank has published over the years in various journals and chapbooks. Though haunted by ghosts, this book of waiting and wanting is very much set among the shiny constructions and destroyed or abandoned spaces of today's continuous present, in which the lyric echoes from some past—or future—remove.
Edwin Frank was born in 1960 in Boulder, Colorado and educated at Harvard and Columbia universities. He is the editor of the NYRB Classics series. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA