Ocean Vuong Ocean Vuong i s the author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016). His poems appear in Kenyon Review, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Poetry,...
Garden Time W.S. Merwin composed Garden Time during the difficult process of losing his eyesight. When he could no longer see well enough to write, he dictated his new poems to his wife, Paula. In this...
W.S. Merwin’sGarden Time Reviewed in TheWashington Post
W.S. Merwin’s new book Garden Time was recently highlighted in the “Best Poetry Books of the Month” column in TheWashington Post.
In her review, Elizabeth Lund addresses Merwin’s emerging blindness over the course of Garden Time’s writing: “That alone makes the book noteworthy. What makes it memorable is that Merwin—one of our best poets for decades—addresses the loss with honesty, humanity and a singular poetic vision that allows him—and us—to find beauty even as his sight dims.”
Garden Time is a triumph of senses, and appears just in time for Mr. Merwin’s89th birthday. As he writes in "Pianist in the Dark":
The collection,Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda, scheduled for release in April of 2016, will be translated by Pulitzer-finalist Forrest Gander, and include full-color, facsimile presentations ofNeruda’shandwritten poems. In addition to Then Come Back, Copper Canyon Press has announced the acquisition of Pablo Neruda'sfirst book of poems, Crepusculario, to be published in 2017. Visit LostNerudaPoems.org for more information.
Sarah Burke reviews We Almost Disappear
by David Bottoms
Bottoms tells stories in ways that make you want to be in the moment and reminisce on your own past. I find him to have a refreshing clarity and thoughtfulness not seen very often in today's poetry. He is a fantastic storyteller; this book#