"One of the leading voices in contemporary American poetry. Waldrop's nimble poetics of 'gap gardening' provides the emotional and ethical center."--Boston Review "A wonderful mix of philosophical conversation, erotic questions and astrophysical speculation--defiantly brilliant speculations."--Publishers Weekly "With this collection, it is evident that Waldrop's universe begins where Einstein's ends. Nearly fifty years of lyric riffs, meditations, and collages, using as source material the works of physicists, philosophers, explorers, historians, and critics, from Columbus to Wittgenstein, seek to simultaneously define, deconstruct, and, finally, re-construct a mind in motion."--Music & Literature "These poems demand a certain reverence."--Bookforum
About the Author
Rosmarie Waldrop is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, and essays, including Gap Gardening: Selected Poems and the trilogy Curves to the Apple. She has translated many works by writers such as Edmond Jabes, Jacques Roubaud, Friederike Mayroecker, Elke Erb, and others. She has taught at universities such as Wesleyan, Tufts, and Brown, and she is the recipient of many awards and fellowships from institutions such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fund for Poetry. In 2006 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Keith Waldrop is the author of many books, including Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy, which won a 2009 National Book Award in Poetry. He has also translated many works by writers such as Claude Royet-Journoud, Anne-Marie Albiach, and Charles Baudelaire. He taught at Brown University from 1968 until his retirement and is the recipient of many awards and fellowships from institutions such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fund for Poetry. Together, Rosmarie and Keith Waldrop are the founders and editors of Burning Deck Press, which operated for fifty-six years, from 1961 to 2017. Ben Lerner is the author of three books of poetry (The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path), two novels (Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04) and a work of criticism (The Hatred of Poetry). The recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, and MacArthur Foundations, Lerner is a Distinguished Professor of English at Brooklyn College.