Poetry. Gillian Conoley has commented that Denise Newman's work is intimate, erotic, pantheistic, metaphysical, then sprinkled with the odd grace and beauty of American colloquialisms. Full of a kind of delightful unrest where 'sky tosses disposition about,' and 'earth is a gentle panting thing to eat,' one wants to live forever in her human-forest, asking with her, 'Couldn't we go on climbing into infinity like lambs quaintly passing time?' At once meticulous and compassionate, minimal and enormous, these finely honed pieces trace the intricacies of a mind truly attending to the world -- Cole Swensen. Newman's lines areminimal in something huge - `great zero at sunset waiting in a long line for a free sample' - Leslie Scalapino.
Denise Newman's previous poetry collections are THE NEW MAKE BELIEVE, WILD GOODS and HUMAN FOREST. She is the translator of Azorno and The Painted Room, both by the late Danish poet, Inger Christensen, and Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt, which won the 2015 PEN Translation Award. Newman is also involved in video, installation and social practice projects that explore language and poetics, and for many years has collaborated with composers providing lyrics for choral works. In 2014 she received a Creative Work Fund grant and an NEA Fellowship in Translation. She teaches at the California College of the Arts.Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA