Poetry. "Drastic Dislocations" is the title poem of the section of new poems in DRASTIC DISLOCATIONS, and this title is consistent with many of his concerns registered in the poetry he began writing in his teens. His first publications were in the Transatlantic Review in 1964, but it was not until 1977 that BOA Editions published his first book of poems, Beast Is a Wolf with Brown Fire. This new volume includes the author's choices from each of his six previous books, poems reflecting the socio-political life of the time as well as the perennial, transcendent themes of eros and thanatos.
Barry Wallenstein is the author of ten collections of poetry, the most recent being Time on the Move, (Xanadu Press, 2020) and Tony's Blues (bilingual - French & English) - (Éditions Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ? 2020), Drastic Dislocations: New and Selected Poems (New York Quarterly Books, 2012). His poetry has appeared in over 100 journals, including Ploughshares, The Nation, American Poetry Review and New York Quarterly. The presentation of poetry readings in collaboration with jazz is a special interest. Barry Wallenstein has made eight recordings of his poetry with jazz, the most recent being titled Lisbon Sunset, (2016), What Was, Was (Audioscope, 2015) and Lucky These Days (Cadence Jazz Records 2013). A previous CD, Euphoria Ripens, was listed among the "Best New Releases" in the journal, All About Jazz (December 2008). Barry is Emeritus Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the City University of New York and an editor of the journal, American Book Review. www.barrywallenstein.com
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