I still can’t believe it, but my first full-length manuscript, Thought That Nature, was selected by Cole Swensen for the 2012 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry from Sarabande Books. Look for it in 2014.
Manoel de Barros (translated by Idra Novey)
from SONG OF SEEING Having lived many years in the scrub grass in the way of birds The boy took on a bird’s kind of stare— He obtained a fountain-esque vision. He observed things the way birds observed them. All the unnamed things. Water wasn’t the word water yet. Rock wasn’t the word rock. They just were. Words were free of grammar and could inhabit any...