Item description for Life Watch: A Circle of Ninety-One Nights (American Poets Continuum) by Willis Barnstone...
Life Watch: A Circle of Ninety-One Nights is an ambitious sequence of -poems that begins in childhood, moves through Barnstone's adult years, and returns to youth. The poems engage and reflect on the civil wars that the author found himself in the midst of, Mexican orphanages, the cafes and arts salons in Paris, and walking with Borges. As the circles of these poems widen, they gather many perspectives on a life watched.
Willis Barnstone has taught at universities in Greece and Argentina and authored more than 40 books-poetry collections, poetry translations, philosophical and religious texts. The New Covenant, his literary translation of the New Testament, was published in 2001 (Riverhead Books).
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2003
Publisher BOA Editions Ltd.
ISBN 1929918364 ISBN13 9781929918362
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More About Willis Barnstone
Born in Lewiston, Maine, Willis Barnstone was educated at Bowdoin, Columbia, the Sorbonne, and Yale. He taught in Greece at the end of the civil war (1949-51), and in Buenos Aires during the Dirty War. During the Cultural Revolution he went to China where he was later a Fulbright Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University (1984-85). Former O'Connor Professor of Greek at Colgate University, he is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish at Indiana University. His publications include "Modern European Poetry " (Bantam, 1967), "The Other Bible "(HarperCollins, 1984), "Poetics of Translation: History, Theory, Practice " (Yale, 1993), "Funny Ways of Staying Alive "(University Press of New England, 1993), "The Secret Reader: 501 Sonnets " (University Press of New England, 1996), the memoir "With Borges on an Ordinary Evening in Buenos Aires " (University of Illinois, 1993), "Algebra of Night: Selected Poems--1949-1998 " (Sheep Meadow, 1999), "The Apocalypse " (New Directions, 2000), "Life Watch "(BOA Editions, 2003), "Border of a Dream: Poems of Antonio Machado " (Copper Canyon, 2003), and "The Gnostic Bible " (Shambhala Publications, 2003). A Guggenheim Fellow, his awards include a National Endowment for the Arts award, a National Endowment for the Humanities award, an Emily Dickinson Award of the Poetry Society of America, a W. H. Auden Award of the New York State Council on the Arts, the Midland Authors Award, three Book of the Month Selections and four Pulitzer Prize nominations for poetry. His work has appeared in "American Poetry Review, Doubletake, Harper's, New York Review of Books, Poetry, Paris Review Poetry, Partisan Review, "the "New Yorker, "and the "Times Literary Supplement."
Willis Barnstone currently resides in the state of Indiana. Willis Barnstone was born in 1927 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Indiana Universiy, Bloomington Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana.
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