Jody Gladding & David Hinton

A dual book launch with poets Jody Gladding and David Hinton who read from new work. Free and open to the public. A Vermont Arts 2018 event.

Jody Gladding’s work explores the places where language and landscape converge. Her new book, the spiders   my arms, is her fourth collection of poetry. She has also translated thirty books from French. She directs the Writing Program at the Vermont Studio Center and lives in East Calais, Vermont.

David Hinton’s many translations of classical Chinese poetry have earned wide acclaim and many national awards, including a lifetime achievement award by The American Academy of Arts and Letters. His recent books of essays are: Hunger Mountain and Existence: A Story. He lives in East Calais and teaches in Columbia University’s graduate writing program.

About David Hinton's New Book

Traveling today I
found a river
somewhere inside
me, wondered


how far it
wanders there


and how much
sky it
mirrors. All day
long, wind and desert


light, I
followed that river's
distances . . .

Weaving mind and landscape together in meditations on sky and wind, ridgeline and horizon, existence and self, Desert marks David Hinton’s first collection of original poetry in over a decade. Hinton's poetic art shines brilliantly through his widely-acclaimed Chinese translations, and here it speaks for itself in a very contemporary way as he turns his attention to the transcendent landscape of the American West. Updating the philosophical insights of ancient China that Hinton has explored so deeply, these poems bring the wonder and ancient mystery of desert landscape to light. Hinton demonstrated in his Wilds of Poetry anthology how those ancient Chinese insights shaped the innovative American poetry of our time, and here he extends that tradition in poems that are spare and spacious, as vast and open as the desert itself.

 

 

Event date: 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

77 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602
United States
Desert: Poems Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781611805932
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Shambhala - July 10th, 2018