Poetry. BODY & GLASS extends Rodney Koeneke's experimentations in Etruria with a tightly woven set of more compact poems that brighten and sharpen the lyric's usual corners. The "anonymous" forms of folk song and epitaph, parable and textual fragment, arrange to sketch the selves, living and dead, who might say them. These are poems of an improvised interiority, shared between the poet and reader but broad enough for multitudes.
Rodney Koeneke is author of the poetry collections BODY & GLASS (Wave Books, 2018), ETRURIA (Wave Books, 2014), MUSEE MECHANIQUE (BlazeVOX, 2006) and ROUGE STATE (Pavement Saw, 2003), winner of the Transcontinental Poetry Award, along with several chapbooks. He's also published a historical monograph, Empires of the Mind: I.A. Richards and Basic English in China, 1929-1979 (Stanford University Press, 2004). He holds a B.A. in History from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in History and Humanities from Stanford. An early member of the Flarf Collective, he was involved with Poets Theater and Neo-Benshi events in the San Francisco Bay Area until 2006, when he moved to Portland, Oregon where he currently lives, writes, and teaches British and World History at Portland State University. Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA