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    DescriptionIn this inspired new collection, acclaimed poet and translator Jody Gladding takes the physical, elemental world as her point of inquiry, examining how language arises from landscape, and deriving a lexicon for these poems from the rich offerings of the world around her. In some poems, Gladding steps into the role of translator, interpreting fragments left by bark beetle or transcribing raven calls. In others, poems take the form of physical objects -- a rock, split slate, an egg, a feather -- or they emerge from a more expansive space -- a salt flat at the Great Salt Lake, or a damaged woodlot. But regardless of the site, the source, or the material, the poet does not position herself as the innovator of these poems. Rather, the objects and landscapes we see in Translations from Bark Beetle provide the poet with both a shape and a language for each poem. The effect is a collection that reminds us how to see and to listen, and which calls us to a deeper communion -- true collaboration -- between art and the more-than-human world.

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    Translations from Bark Beetle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jody Gladding
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 128 g
    ISBN 13: 9781571314550
    ISBN 10: 1571314555

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    DC21: 811.54
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    DC22: 811.54
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    DC22: 811/.54
    B&T Approval Code: V26100000
    BISAC V2.8: POE005010, POE024000, POE023030
    LC classification: PS3557.L2914 A6 2014
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Illustrations note
    B&W photos throughout, B&W illustrations throughout
    Milkweed Editions
    Imprint name
    Milkweed Editions
    Publication date
    15 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Jody Gladding's most recent poetry collection is Rooms and Their Airs (Milkweed Editions, 2009). Her translations include Jean Giono's Serpent of Stars and Pierre Michon's Small Lives. She has been a Yale Younger Poet, Stegner Fellow at Stanford, Poet-in-Residence at The Frost Place, and has received a Whiting Writers' Award and Centre National du Livre de France Translation Grants. Her work includes site-specific installations that explore the interface of language and ecology. She teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in East Calais, VT.
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    Advance Praise for Translations from Bark Beetle "In her latest collection, Stegner Fellow and Yale Younger Poet Gladding sets out to interpret the world for us; what, for instance, are we to make of the marks left by the bark beetle--or an egg or a feather or the Great Lakes? Her language is refreshingly forthright and punchy." --Library Journal Praise for Jody Gladding "Jody Gladding's poems are original, beautiful, and fierce, sometimes enigmatic, but never gratuitously, only faithfully so. They bring to their world (our world) a unique mix of light, lightness, and depth: a world in which human feeling is not all the author's concern--but more rare, like the human face in Bernifal." --Jean Valentine "Jody Gladding limns interior and exterior worlds like no other. Words atomize on the page; pacing itself becomes a radical and spiritual force, elemental as the trees, stones, landscapes, skies, which infuse these meticulously exploratory and wondrous poems." --Laurie Sheck