Poetry. Moving freely through poetry's pictorial fragmentariness and literal fragments of prose, with a streaming, equanimous, nondiscriminatory referentiality, Corless-Smith proposes and confers with entities in "the janus-faced doorway" of antiquity and contemporaneity; inference and exposition; soul and body—the "experience and the coming-into-history of that experience." ENGLISH FRAGMENTS is the final volume in a trilogy of "alternate selves and alternate literary histories."
One of Boston Review poetry editor Timothy Donnelly's six favorite poetry books of 2010Micah Cavaleri @ Galatea Resurrects
Martin Corless-Smith is an English poet and painter who lives and teaches in Boise, Idaho. His seventh collection of poems, THE FOOL AND THE BEE, was released in 2019 by Shearsman Books. His other recent works include THE ONGOING MYSTERY OF THE DISAPPEARING SELF (SplitLevel Texts, 2020), ODIOUS HORIZONS (Miami University Press, 2019) and BITTER GREEN (Fence Books, 2015).Author City: BOISE, ID USA