Poetry. A SLEEPLESS MAN SITS UP IN BED, the third collection by the poet and translator Anthony Seidman, charts a cartography of the here and the beyond—from the fossils of trilobites to Aztec religious beliefs—and grounds itself in the political and artistic borderlands between the United States and Mexico. Drawing on the time the author spent living in Ciudad Juarez, this innovative collection converses with the great poets of the border region.
Anthony Seidman is the author of On Carbon-Dating Hunger and Where Thirsts Intersect (The Bitter Oleander,) as well as I WILL NOT BE A BUTCHER FOR THE WEALTHY (Eyewear, 2017) and A SLEEPLESS MAN SITS UP IN BED (Eyewear, 2017). His poems, articles and translations have appeared widely in Mexico, and his work has been included in the anthologies Corresponding Voices (Point of Contact / Syracuse University), The Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity University Press) and Asymmetries: An Anthology of Peruvian Poetry (Cardboard House Press). He has recently published work in Bengal Lights, Drunken Boat, Nimrod, World Literature Today, and Modern Poetry In Translation. Seidman resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.Author City: USA