Upcoming Reading: Donald Wellman Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 PM Cintas Center, Room 201
Donald Wellman is a poet, editor, and translator. A long-time resident of Cranberry Island, he now lives in Weare, N.H. His poetry includes A North Atlantic Wall (Dos Madres, 2010) and Prolog Pages (Ahadada, 2009). Other titles include Urika (Boat Train in Gloucester, 2010), Baroque Threads (Mudlark, 2007) and Fields (Light and Dust, 1995). From 1981-1994, he edited O.ARS, a series of anthologies, devoted to topics bearing on postmodern poetics, including volumes entitled Coherence, Perception and Translations: Experiments in Reading. His translation of Antonio Gamoneda’s Gravestones is available from the University of New Orleans Press. His translation of Gamoneda’s Description of the Lie is forthcoming from Tallisman House Books. In addition to the poetry of Gamoneda (Cervantes Prize 2006), Wellman has published translations of the poetry of Emilio Prados, Blaise Cendrars and Yvan Goll. Originally trained as a medievalist, he has written on the poetry of Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Charles Olson and poets associated with both Black Mountain College and emergent post-avant practices.