Sunday 25 June 2006
Sunday 18 June 2006
This will be the London launch for Linda Chase's new book, Extended Family, and I'll be reading from manuscript in progress Imagined Sons, consisting mostly of prose poems. Poetry School students also reading include Claire Crowther, Alice Allen, Trevor Barnett, John Mackay, Roger Moulson, and Kathryn Simmonds.
Entry is by donation, and all proceeds go to the Poetry School's bursary fund.
Thursday 15 June 2006
There's also a large review of the anthology in tomorrow's TLS. About yours truly, Hal Jensen remarks, "Carrie Etter, with no collection as yet, has two poems in NW14. 'Divorce' is a nice spurt of sourness, beautifully contrived to make the reader flinch, and short enough to quote in full...." There's a new way to get a poem in TLS!
Monday 12 June 2006
I'm very grateful to Vitor both for his translation and for his allowing me to publish it here.
The World at Dusk
Along the lanes, in the emerging day,
a body in the world is a body
on an errand. The aching calf
knows the passage of time.
Injury once left me long
on the window’s warmer side, gazing
at the snow blown through
the poplars’ leafless branches.
All day, each day, the world was at dusk,
the change of light incidental.
When at last I walked to the postbox, afternoon
was everywhere. I had decades to live.
Mundo em crepúsculo
Ao longo da alameda, no dia nascente,
um corpo no mundo é um corpo
em missão. Pernas cansadas
conhecem o passar do tempo.
A injúria me deixou
do lado mais quente da janela, a olhar
a neve que se movia
nos galhos nus dos álamos.
Todo dia, cada dia, o mundo era crepúsculo,
a mudança de luz incidental.
Quando por fim eu fui à caixa de correio, a tarde
estava em todo lugar. Eu tinha décadas para viver.
Wednesday 7 June 2006
(Unfortunately I won't be able to attend--I'll be at The British Council and Granta Books' launch of New Writing 14 in London.)