Poetry. By turns surreal, absurd, allegorical, and meta-fictional, this genre-defying cult classic of 33 linked sketches shows us a voice searching for meaning in the landscapes of intellect and ardor. This is a book of exquisite structures, of encounters with the tricksters of self, and it ultimately reveals a portrait of an artist willing to confront the mysteries and outermost limits of his own obsessions. Out of print for nearly 30 years, this new edition offers Wevill fans and new readers alike an essential work of contemporary experimental literature.
David Wevill is a poet, translator, and editor whose work has been awarded with an Arts Council Book Prize, the Richard Hillary Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His books include A CHRIST OF THE ICE-FLOES (Tavern Books, 2016), WHERE THE ARROW FALLS (Tavern Books, 2016), DEPARTURES: SELECTED POEMS (Shearsman Books, 2013), and CASUAL TIES (Tavern Books, 2010). His poetry has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper's, The Listener, The Observer, The Spectator, and on the BBC. He lives in Austin, Texas.Author City: AUSTIN, TX USA