Poetry. SEMIRAMIS IF I REMEMBER is a quietly remarkable meditation on life and death. Poet Keith Waldrup has seen much of both, and here turns his attention to all that can get lost in living, attempting to evoke and remember what remains. Waldrup's sixteenth book of poetry offers the reader instants from the whole life of the poet, from his earliest childhood memories and encounters with the possibilities of language to his later years of reflections, dreams, and vigorous struggles with darkness. With their references to the gothic and a pervasive recognition of absence, these are haunted poems. "One of the most important writers, translators and publishers of avant-garde literature in our time" - Publishers Weekly. Among the many books by Keith Waldrup available from SPD is the recent HAUNT.
Keith Waldrop is the author of numerous collections of poetry, most recently Transcendental Studies (University of California Press, 2009), a trilogy of collage poems which won the National Book Award for Poetry. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he teaches at Brown University, and has served as co-editor of the press Burning Deck with his wife, Rosmarie Waldrop, since 1968.Author City: Providence, RI USA