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
Poets in this volume:
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Charles O. Hartman
P. H. Liotta
Alicia Suskin Ostriker
William Pitt Root
A. E. Stallings
[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.
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.
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