"[P]oetry makes nothing happen: it survives, / [...] a way of happening, a mouth." -W. H. Auden

Sunday, March 13, 2011

all seeds & blues: A New Collection of English Poems by Stella Vinitchi Radulescu

all seeds & blues, by Stella Vinitchi Radulescu
CW Books has just released all seeds & blues, a new collection of English poems by Stella Vinitchi Radulescu (she also writes in Romanian and French, and I translate her French poems). An excerpt from my review of her English work appears as a blurb on the new book (you can read the entire review by clicking the text of following quote): "Radulescu is skeptical, but unrelenting, in her pursuit of mystery. In her unrelentingness, she reminds me of the 17th-century Metaphysical poets, while stylistically she is clearly a descendent of the Surrealists and Modernists. She has melded disparate traditions seamlessly in her poetry, and the precise mixture of elements in her work is perhaps unique in American poetry, and our poetry is richer for it." 

For sample poems from all seeds & blues and to order, see http://www.readcwbooks.com/radulsescu.html

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