This lavishly illustrated volume features new paintings and works on paper by Brice Marden, with an essay by Eliot Weinberger.
Published to coincide with a 2021 exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Brice Marden, this catalogue includes full-color illustrations of each work, as well as details of works and installation views documenting the exhibition. Portraits of the artist in his studio were taken by the artist's daughter, Mirabelle Marden, and are accompanied by images of works in progress.
Marden's paintings evoke the daily and seasonal shifts in natural light and color that the artist observes when working in his studio in Tivoli in upstate New York. He begins with drawing, filling some canvases with gestural glyphs that occupy a realm between writing and painting. Over these, he applies sinuous, multihued networks of linear brushstrokes, establishing interrelationships between the compositions' straight and curving lines, and between their contours-whether defined or implied-and perimeters.
Related works on paper made on the Caribbean island of Nevis reveal the immediacy and range of Marden's drawing practice and exemplify the artist's sustained engagement with the traditions of Chinese poetry and calligraphy, which he initiated in the 1980s and has continuously developed ever since. A new text by Eliot Weinberger takes this particular interest as its point of departure, connecting Marden's work to the origin of Chinese writing and early modernist philosophies about the content of abstract art.
A gorgeously illustrated co-publication with Christine Burgin by "one of the world's great essayists" (The New York Times). With a guide to the illustrations by Mary Wellesley.
The first four collections in our revitalized Poetry Pamphlet series, established to highlight original work from writers around the world as well as forgotten treasures lost in the cracks of literary history. Included are: Two American Scenes: Our Village & A Journey on the Colorado River, by Lydia Davis and Eliot Weinberger; Sorting Facts, or Nineteen Ways of Looking at Chris Marker, by Susan Howe; The Helens of Troy, New York, by Bernadette Mayer; and Pneumatic Antiphonal, by Sylvia Legris.
This selected edition presents an overview of all of Huidobro's work, from 1914 until 1948, moving from the early symbolist work, though the high avant-garde phase, then through the highpoint of his career with Altazor and Skyquake, and on into the late poetry which settles down into a post-vanguard style. Also includes manifestos and interviews.
This volume brings together the 4 chapbooks published by Huidobro in 1917-18, 2 written in Spanish and 2 in French: El espejo de agua, Ecuatorial, Hallali and Tour Eiffel, the first being the author's initial step towards the new avant-garde, and the other three showing the results after he had jumped right into the experimental ferment.
A beautiful gift edition of Figures & Figurations: the collaboration between the Nobel Prize laureate Octavio Paz and his wife of thirty years, the artist Marie Jose Paz.
A Tale of Two Gardens collects the poetry from over 40 years of Nobel Prize winner Octavio Paz's many and various commitments to India-as Mexican ambassador, student of Indian philosophy, and above all, as poet.
Internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative writers today, Eliot Weinberger has taken the essay into unexplored territories on the borders of poetry and narrative where the only rule, according to the author, is that all the information must be verifiable.
Bei Dao has been in exile since the Tienanmen Square massacre of 1989. This is a collection of 49 new poems, which has been compared to the work of Paul Celan and Cesar Vallejo: poets who invented a new poetry in the attempt to speak of the enormity of their times.
These 24 essays folow the author's travels from the Atacama to Iceland, to Hong Kong on the verge of the handover to China, imagined voyages in a 17th century Danish ship to India, and ends with a historical overview of history to to uncover the roots of racism and violence.
In a series of snapshots written after the attack on the World Trade Centre -from a day, to a week, up to a year and beyond - Eliot Weinberger offers thoughtful and provocative reflections on his city, the country and the state of the world. Originally published only outside the United States, these essays are now available together, and for the first time in English. Taken as a whole, they constitute a remarkable "archive of the moment", way-markers for a story that is still unfolding.
Looks at Chinese poetry through its enormous influence on American poetry. This book gathers some 200 poems by nearly 40 poets, from the anonymous early poetry to the great masters of the T'ang and Sung dynasties. It also includes translations by Pound, a selection of essays by five translators and biographical notes that are a collage of poems.
A celebration of contemporary poetry from around the world, World Beat: International Poetry Now from New Directions is a treasure trove that will satisfy and fascinate poetry lovers.
A mosaic of twenty-eight foreign and American poets, World Beat is an extraordinary compilation, unlike any other anthology, of the poetry being written today. For some seventy years, New Directions Publishing has brought literary America the world, introducing many of the world's most important, and at the time usually unknown, writers. Today, with a diminishing earth and an increasingly isolated United States, dialogue among the nations is desperately needed. On the poetic front, this dialogue assumes a particular potency and urgency. In World Beat, expertly edited by the remarkable writer and translator Eliot Weinberger, a new generation of New Directions poets from across the globe mingles in a euphonic cross-cultural chorus.
The collection opens with the last poem by Octavio Paz, a major work previously unpublished in book form, and then tracks through the writings of foreign and American poets that New Directions has published in recent years. From the haunting erotic lyrics of the young Albanian poet Luljeta Lleshanaku, to the powerful political insights of exiled Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail, Israeli poet Aharon Shabtai, and Caribbean poet Kamau Brathwaite, to the lapidary beauty of Dutch poet Hans Faverey and the wild experiments of Chinese poet Gu Cheng and Japanese poet Kazuko Shiraishi, to Nobel Prize shortlisters Bei Dao of China, Inger Christensen of Denmark, Gennady Aygi of Chuvashia, and Tomas Transtromer of Swedenhere is a planetary greatest hits that also includes work by Canadian Anne Carson and a range of American poets (Susan Howe, Michael Palmer, Robert Creeley among them), whose works take on new resonances when read alongside their world-peers.