Something Indecent

While wandering dazedly through the AWP Book Fair in Seattle, I stumbled on Something Indecent, a lovely new anthology from the Poetry Foundation, and was delighted to find that it included my translation of one of my favorite Cesare Pavese poems, “Grappa in September,” from Disaffections. Regarding that poem, the editor, Valzhyna Mort, says: “This is how you stop a moment and turn it into eternity.” Read more ...

Lines in Long Array

I’m very pleased to have a poem of mine—a ten-part sequence called “Staring Back at Us”—included in Lines in Long Array, a gorgeous anthology commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civll War. Beautifully conceived by editors David Ward and Frank Goodyear and exquisitely illustrated with Sally Mann photographs, it was published by Smithsonian Books and launched in November at the National Portrait Gallery. Read more ...