Departures: Selected Poems
Poetry. This second edition, issued on the 10th anniversary of its first publication, is presented in a larger format, with a larger typeface, and with a few very minor typographical errors corrected, but is otherwise unchanged. This collection More...
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Publisher: Shearsman Books
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Poetry. This second edition, issued on the 10th anniversary of its first publication, is presented in a larger format, with a larger typeface, and with a few very minor typographical errors corrected, but is otherwise unchanged. This collection covers the entire poetic career of David Wevill, who has faded from view as a poet in the UK since his departure for the United States in the early 1970s. His first four collections won many prizes and gained him a reputation as one of the finest poets of his generation, as well as a place in all the major anthologies of the period and in the seminal Penguin Modern Poets series. His subsequent collections, with the exception of a slim chapbook from Shearsman Books in the 1980s, were all published in the author's native Canada and have been difficult to obtain either in the UK or the USA. David Wevill now lives in Austin, Texas.
Srikanth Reddy's first collection, Facts for Visitors , received the Asian American Literary Award for Poetry in 2005. His second book, Voyager , was published by the University of California Press in 2011. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the doctoral program in English at Harvard University, Reddy is currently an assistant professor at the University of Chicago.David Wevill was born a Canadian in Japan in 1935, and was educated in both Canada and England. He has lived in Burma and in Spain but has made his home in Austin, Texas, for the past forty years. While resident in England in the 1960s and 1970s, he established a substantial reputation as a poet, publishing four volumes between 1964 and 1974. He won prizes, was represented in all the major anthologies, and was included in the renowned Penguin Modern Poets series before his first full collection appeared. With his move across the Atlantic, he fell from view in Britain, although his work continued to be published in his native Canada. His main publications are: Birth of a Shark (1964), A Christ of the Ice-floes (1966), Firebreak (1971), Where the Arrow Falls (1973), Other Names for the Heart (1985), Figure of Eight (1987), Child Eating Snow (1994), Solo with Grazing Deer (2001). He has also published translations of Fernando Pessoa and Ferenc Juhï¿½sz.