Zoland Poetry: An Annual of Poems, Translations and Interviews

Zoland Poetry: An Annual of Poems, Translations and Interviews

by Roland Pease
     
 

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An annual of contemporary writing from around the globe, Zoland Poetry brings together original English-language poems, translations into English, and interviews with featured poets. Zoland Poetry serves to unite the world of literature by reconfiguring the border between domestic and international poetry, allowing these literatures to coexist within a single book.…  See more details below

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An annual of contemporary writing from around the globe, Zoland Poetry brings together original English-language poems, translations into English, and interviews with featured poets. Zoland Poetry serves to unite the world of literature by reconfiguring the border between domestic and international poetry, allowing these literatures to coexist within a single book. What instantly sets Zoland Poetry apart from other literary anthologies is that all the work is previously unpublished and the translations are presented as an integral part of the contemporary poetry scene, rather than as something exotic slipped between the pages of a book filled primarily with English-language poets. Equal footing is given to voices from Argentina, Iran, Italy, Poland, and across the United States. Each year a new volume of Zoland Poetry will deliver a snapshot of the state of contemporary poetry, from established and rising poets, and from all parts of the world. This inaugural volume includes poems by Lidija Dimkovska, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Hugo Mujica, Ange Mlinko, Rachel Loden, Charles North, Barbara Jane Reyes, Raymond Queneau, Patricia Smith, and Dean Young, alongside translations by noted poets and translators Fanny Howe, Jennifer Scappettone, Adam Sorkin, and Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Though there are many annuals of poetry, Zoland Books produces one of thebest. A wide range of poets and styles are presented here without anyoverbearing dogma or preference for a certain kind of poem. The criterion ismerely excellence, detected by the keen eye of Roland Pease." The Bloomsbury Review

“The third Zoland Poetry is full of delight, drama and surprise–it contains a tango for the jealous; a bored genie; Padgett’s imagination; ways to take an airplane apart; Goldbarth’s verve; and international voices from China, Vietnam, Wales and more. By turns serious and playful, and then always seriously at play, this annual anthology rounds up the unusual suspects in contemporary poetry and represents them with all their energy and wit.” John Skoyles

“Far too much provocative thought flies under the radar of English-language readers; here’s a new radar station, registering worldwide movement.” ForeWord Magazine

“. . . somewhere between highly recommended and essential . . . Zoland Poetry is a reminder of the sudden force that poetry can affect . . .”American Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581952216
Publisher:
Steerforth Press
Publication date:
03/06/2007
Series:
Zoland Poetry Annual Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.73(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Roland Pease was editor and publisher of Zoland Books for fifteen years. At Zoland Books, he published, and was sometimes the first to “discover,” such writers as Ha Jin, Kevin Young, Anne Porter, William Corbett, Ange Mlinko, Patricia Smith, and Dean Young.

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