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Relative Strangeness: Rosmarie Waldrop with Nikolai Duffy
Rosmarie Waldrop is one of poetry’s most persistent and prolific innovators. Associated with a diverse array of post-1945 literary movements, co-founder of the celebrated Burning Deck Press, and the award-winning translator of the great Egyptian Jewish poet Edmond Jabès, Waldrop continues to defy categorization or border. Her more than 17 poetry titles include Driven to Abstraction and The Aggressive Ways of the Casual Stranger. Waldrop is joined by Dr. Nikolai Duffy, author of Relative Strangeness: Reading Rosmarie Waldrop, for an evening of readings and discussion.
Rosmarie Waldrop is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Driven to Abstraction (2010), Curves to the Apple (2006), and Blindsight (2003). She has translated the work of poet Edmond Jabès from the French, and her translation of Ulf Stolterfoht's Lingos I-IX (2007) won the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. in 1961 she and Keith Waldrop co-founded Burning Deck in Rhode Island, where it remains one of the nation's most vital small presses.
Nikolai Duffy is a Senior Lecturer in American Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and the director of the poetry imprint, Like This Press. He is a poet and the author of The Little Shed of Various Lamps (2013) and Relative Strangeness: Reading Rosmarie Waldrop (2013).