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Christian Wiman
Birth date: January 01, 1966
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Soulclaphands
Soulclaphands rated it 7 years ago
I loved the eyesore opulenceof his five partial cars, the wonder-cluttered porchwith its oilspill plumageFive Houses DownWhat grew there grew in tangledways, minor thrivings of thorntrees, shockedcacti, tumbleweeds maddeningpast in the cages of themselves, everywhere a sense ofsharpness and thwarted...
Soulclaphands
Soulclaphands rated it 7 years ago
This translation sings. Some of my favorite excerpts: "Frogs, all ooze and noise, bellvowelTheir bodies into a single aural oil." (Faith)"Better to live alluvial" (Steppes)"I might have learned to hearIn any random rotting logA tree release its rings year by slow year." (Steppes) "Blossoms rupture a...
SJane
SJane rated it 8 years ago
I got Every Riven Thing: Poems along with three other slim poetry volumes from Farrar, Strauss from a newspaper colleague of mine who had no intention of reviewing them. I read two others first, and didn’t like them much at all, so I put this aside and it’s only an accident I ever picked it up again...
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