Poetry. 'Radiant waves conduct the pulse' in the flow of these Orphic transmissions. The waverings, flurries, gaps and gusts of phrases, by turns recondite and plain, harsh and eloquent, compose a deeply credible kind of spiritual music, appropriately broken, but alive with despair and exhaultation. Thilleman pushes composition to the brink of what is, and words are still there, and the promise of things hidden, and among the words 'the word/ That spoke to me from the flight of music/ Whose wind witnesses the true power of the seed.' -- Joseph Donahue.
About the Author
Tod Thilleman moved to New York at the age of 18 and worked for a brief period with Pace Editions. He is the author of numerous poetry collections--including ROOT-CELLAR TO RIVERINE, BREATHING, THREE MOUTHS, BLANK VERSE, and ENTELECHY--and the novel GOWANUS CANAL, HANS KNUDSEN. From 1991-1999 he was editor of Poetry New York: a journal of poetry & translation.