Saturday, June 11, 2011

Emporium encore

Have I mentioned my debut poetry collection, Emporium?

It's currently part of Carcanet's June promotion, celebrating first collections, which means you can get a 25% discount. Just thought I'd mention it.

Apropos of nothing, Lydia Davis has written a pleasing review of John Ashbery's new translation of Rimbaud's Illuminations (also available from Carcanet) in the New York Times:

When Rimbaud’s mother asked of “A Season in Hell,” “What does it mean?” — a question still asked of Rimbaud’s poetry, and of Ashbery’s, too — Rimbaud would say only, “It means what it says, literally and in every sense.”

1 comment:

Klisterhjernen said...

Hello Mr. Pindar.
I have recently developed a particular interest in your work, especially "An Accident in Soho". I was wondering, however, what inspired you when you wrote this poem? I tried to look for a biography of your life, to see if there were any alcohol-related cases in your family or such, but I didn't seem to find any satisfying results. I am a current english-student, and I would really appreachiate it if you could help me out!
Thank you.