Poetry. "The ambitious poems of Marc Vincenz don't fit into any poetic scene or aesthetic camp I can name—he is an internationalist, and his work mixes far-flung flavors: a little Hart Crane, a little Italo Calvino, a little Pavese…possibly a little Vallejo? These poems don't stand still, but rocket around, through tones that range from the highly romantic to the ironic to the analytic. They incorporate the vocabulary of chemistry, anthropology, and ecology—and marry it to flamboyant verbal stylistics. Vincenz seems unafraid of being exotic or abstruse, but his poetry is also soundly grounded in a recurrent emotional urgency, and by returning with great plainness to the irrefutable pain of the human condition." —Tony Hoagland
Born in Hong Kong, Marc Vincenz is British-Swiss and is the author of ten books of poetry; his latest are Becoming the Sound of Bees and The Syndicate of Water & Light. His novella, Three Taos of T'ao, or How to Catch a White Elephant was released by Spuyten Duyvil. He is the translator of many German-, French-, and Romanian-language poets. His latest work of translation, Unexpected Development (White Pine Press, 2018), by prize-winning Swiss novelist, poet and playwright Klaus Merz, was a finalist for the 2105 Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation. His work has received fellowships and grants from the Swiss Arts Council, the Literary Colloquium Berlin, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry. His own recent publications include The Nation, Ploughshares, The Common, Solstice, Raritan, Notre Dame Review, New American Writing, Los Angeles Review of Books and World Literature Today. He is International Editor of Plume, publisher and editor of MadHat Press and Plume Editions, and lives and writes in Western Massachusetts.
Author City: WILLIAMSTOWN, MA USA