“Gray possesses a fine poetic intelligence, as humble and compassionate as it is keen.”
NER congratulates Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr. on the publication of her book of poetry Series | India (Four Way Books).
From her publisher: “The poems in Series | India explore the rich borderlands between the familiar and the foreign, illumination and opacity, gods and charlatans, through the braided, sometimes unstable narratives of young Westerners in India.”
Poems and translations of Ms. Gray’s have been published or are forthcoming in Little Star, Kenyon Review Online, Poetry International, Harvard Review, New Orleans Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and other publications. She is a translator of Persian and Tibetan literature, and has published her translations in several publications including Iran: Poems of Dissent (2013) and King Kesar of Ling (2012). Gray has also published a book of her translations called The Green Sea of Heaven: Fifty Ghazals from the Diwan-i Hafiz-i Shirazi (1995).
Series | India can be purchased from Four Way Books and independent booksellers.
“His territory is [where] passion and eloquence collide and fuse.”
—The New York Times
New England Review is pleased to announce the publication of NER contributor Richard Siken‘s newest book of poetry, War of the Foxes (Copper Canyon 2015). This collection of poems features careful meditations that lead to questions of being, knowing, and power.
Siken’s work appears in NER 35.4. His debut collection, Crush, was the winner of the 2004 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize and a Lambda Literary Award.
Find War of the Foxes at Copper Canyon Press or at independent booksellers.
“Graham is one of our great poets. Her words will long outlast all of this chatter” —The New York Times
NER commends Jorie Graham on the publication of her second volume of selected poems From the New World: Poems 1976–2014 (Ecco 2015).
From the New York Times: “Graham’s great body of work, summarized in “From the New World,” her new career-spanning selected poems (one can understand why active poets resist the tombstone of a “collected” volume), has so much in it, more of life and of the world than that of almost any other poet now writing.”
Graham is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Hybrids of Plants and Ghosts (1980), Erosion (1983), The End of Beauty (1987), Region of Unlikeness (1991), Never (2002), Sea Change (2008), and Place (2012), among others. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for her first volume of selected poems, The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1992.
From the New World is available at Ecco Press or at independent booksellers.
“A dazzling collection of essays on how the best poems work, from the master poet and essayist”
NER is pleased to announce to publication of New England Review contributor Jane Hirshfield’s collection of essays Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World (Knopf 2015).
From the publisher: “‘Poetry,’ Jane Hirshfield has said, ‘is language that foments revolutions of being.’ In ten eloquent and highly original explorations, she unfolds and explores some of the ways this is done—by the inclusion of hiddenness, paradox, and surprise; by a perennial awareness of the place of uncertainty in our lives; by language’s own acts of discovery.”
Hirshfield’s work has appeared in several issues of New England Review including NER 21.2 and NER 25.4. Poems of Hirshfield’s have also been published in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Times Literary Supplement, the Nation, New Republic, Harper’s, Orion, and American Poetry Review, among others. She is the author of seven previous collections of poetry, two books of essays, and four books collecting and co-translating the work of poets from the past.
Purchase Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World from Knopf or at independent booksellers.
“Hirshfield’s riddling recipes for that world offer a profoundly altered understanding of our lives’ losses and additions, and of the small and larger beauties we so often miss.”
It is also our pleasure to announce the publication of The Beauty (Knopf 2015), the latest collection of poetry from NER author Jane Hirshfield.
From Publishers Weekly (starred review): “The book pleads itself to remember the past; the moments where days drifted by and doors could open or close. It pleads not to be forgotten. If Hirshfield’s previous work could be accused of lacking duende, this one surely cannot; it is a book of late-midlife koans that finally only want one thing, for ‘fate to be human'”
Purchase The Beauty from Knopf or at independent booksellers.