Poetry. In LESSNESS everything is in ruins--machines, landscapes, buildings, bodies, histories, language. In terse elegies and effaced text, LESSNESS forces us to question the body, and through it the stability of the knowable. All builds toward a lengthy, strangely gentle "wreckage," where the surrender to inevitable infestations does not negate small triumphs.
Brian Henry is the author of ten books of poetry, most recently STATIC & SNOW (Black Ocean, 2015). His translation of Aleš Šteger's The Book of Things appeared from BOA Editions in 2010 and won the Best Translated Book Award. He also translated Tomaž Šalamun's Woods and Chalices and Aleš Debeljak's Smugglers. He has received numerous awards for his poetry and translations, including fellowships from the NEA, the Howard Foundation, and the Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences.Author City: RICHMOND, VA USA