Poetry. "This influential avant-garde doyenne, whose translations of Edmond Jabes were seminal events in postwar American poetry, handily manages the paradox of the lucid enigma... she maintains a distinctly American voice--quick-witted, conversational, and visually concrete... a poetry that pleases no less than it puzzles"--Voice Literary Supplement. SPLIT INFINITIES is a stunning new book by one of the most complex voices of contemporary poetry. Equally at home with the verse experiment, philosophical statement and personal narrative, Rosmarie Waldrop gives us, in SPLIT INFINITIES, the full measure of her art.
Poet, translator, and editor Rosmarie Waldrop has been a forceful presence in American and international poetry for over forty years. Born in Germany in 1935, Waldrop studied literature and musicology at the University of Würzburg and the University of Freiburg before immigrating to the United States in the late 1950s. She received a PhD from the University of Michigan in 1966. While at the University of Michigan, Waldrop married poet and translator Keith Waldrop. In 1961 the Waldrop's began Burning Deck Magazine. The magazine evolved into Burning Deck Press, one of the most influential publishers for innovative poetry in the United States. She has lived in Providence, Rhode Island since 1968 and has taught at Wesleyan, Tufts, and Brown. Her most recent book of poetry is Gap Gardening: Selected Poems.Author City: Providence, RI USA