A dual book launch with poets Jody Gladding and David Hinton who will 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
how far it
and how much
mirrors. All day
long, wind and desert
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.
About The Spiders My Arms: Darren Higgins Reviews Jody Gladding