Kindled Terraces: American Poets in Greece

Don Schofield, ed.

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The wide range of voices in this collection illustrates the extent Greece moves those who get to know the country intimately, and how its history, mythology, and modern diversity hold a significant place in the American poetic imagination.

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Kindled Terraces features poems by 40 contemporary American poets influenced by their experience in modern Greece. Spanning more than five decades, the poems in this anthology are written by highly acclaimed and newer poets who embrace a variety of styles, including lyric and narrative free verse, new formalism, language, and experimental poetry. The wide range of voices in this collection illustrates the extent Greece moves those who get to know the country intimately, and how its history, mythology, and modern diversity hold a significant place in the American poetic imagination.

Kindled Terraces, Don Schofield’s cornucopia nathology of American poets in Greece, is living proof of the power of the philhellenic tradition—the magnetic tug it exerts on a generation of our finest poets, reminding them of the past, restoring them in the present, thanks to the light and landscape and eloquence of that enchanted country.

—Robert Fagles, translator of
The Iliad and The Odyssey

Contents

Poets in this volume:

Alan Ansen
Christopher Bakken
Donald Brees
Jeffrey Carson
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Lonnie Dupont
Moira Egan
Linda Elkin
Rina Ferrarelli
Edward Field
Charles Fishman
Alice Friman
Jack Gilbert
Peter Green
Linda Gregg
Rachel Hadas
Charles O. Hartman
Adrianne Kalfopoulou
Robert Lax
P. H. Liotta
Laurel Mantzaris
Dave Mason
Bill Mayer
Thomas McGrath
James Merrill
Rebecca Newth
Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Philip Ramp
William Pitt Root
Becky Sakellariou
Nicholas Samaras
Mark Sargent
Don Schofield
Eleni Sikelianos
A. E. Stallings
Joseph Stroud
Barry Tagrin
Diane Thiel
Michael Waters
Gail White

Authors

Born in Nevada and raised in California, Don Schofield moved to Greece in 1980 after completing an M.A. in English at California State University, Sacramento, and an M.F.A. in creative writing at the University of Montana. His poems, translations, and essays have appeared in various American periodicals, including New England Review, Partisan Review, and Poets & Writers; and in journals in Ireland, Japan, England, and Greece. His poetry has received awards from, among others, Atlanta Review, Southern California Anthology, and State University of New York. He recently completed a creative writing residency at Princeton University as a Seeger Fellow in the Hellenic Studies Program, as well as residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Ragdale Foundation. Approximately Paradise, his first book-length collection of poetry, was published in 2002.

Reviews

[Schofield] has managed to assemble a diverse group of writers who offer an eclectic mix of Greece-inspired poetry that is frequently moving and original. The work of the better-known contributors may already be familiar to some, but there are enough discoveries to be made here to surprise and delight everyone.

Athens News

Schofield and the publishers must also be commended for the care given to the layout…each writer’s section begins with a photo of the poet and a short expository piece about how the country influenced their work. These are as interesting as the poems themselves; they refer to personal experiences, Greece’s long history, mythology, and the classics.

Kathimerini

Covering 50 years in diverse poetry styles and images, 40 modern-American poets, forever inspired by their Greek experiences, spin a poetic tapestry of Greece.

Lovin’ Life News

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