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.
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Barry Wallenstein is the author of nine collections of poetry including AT THE SURPRISE HOTEL AND OTHER POEMS (The Ridgeway Press, 2016) and DRASTIC DISLOCATIONS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (NYQ Books, 2012). His poetry has appeared in over 100 journals, including Ploughshares, The Nation, Centennial Review, and American Poetry Review. His analytical text, Visions & Revisions: The Poets' Practice (T.Y. Crowell, 1971), was reissued in an expanded edition by Broadview Press (2002). Of special interest is his presentation of poetry readings in collaboration with jazz. He has made eight recordings of his poetry with music, the most recent being What Was, Was (Audioscope, 2015 LC 12366, Suisa). 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.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA