Yale Working Group in Contemporary Poetry

Keith Waldrop Wins NBA

Posted in Announcements, Events, WGCP Communications by beineckepoetry on November 19, 2009

Keith Waldrop’s Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy has been awarded the National Book Award for Poetry.

Of Waldrop’s work, the judges write “If transcendental immanence were possible, it would be because Keith Waldrop had invented it; he’s the only one who could—and in Transcendental Studies he has. These three linked series achieve a fusion arcing from the Romantic to the Postmodern that demonstrates language’s capacity to go to extremes—and to haul daily lived experience right along with it: life imitates language, and when language becomes these poems, life itself gets more various, more volatile, more vital.”

The WGCP will discuss Transcendental Studies with visiting scholar Olivier Brossard on December 4th at 3pm in room 116 at WHC. Keith Waldrop will join the WGCP for a discussion of his work in January.

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