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poems by

Roger Greenwald



Connecting Flight arcs back and forth between quest and fulfillment, between North America and Northern Europe, between music and image. Its two halves, in different keys but united by an integrity of voice and vision, move the reader across territory that is hard to chart, yet is immediately recognizable: a necessary journey.

“a strong and interesting poet, with a solid voice and a sure sense of material” — Joel Oppenheimer

“Attentive readers will be moved by these poems’ subtle beauty, and by their achievement of  ‘that idea / of rest the world / barely contains.’ ” — Charles Douglas

Roger Greenwald grew up in New York City, where he attended City College and the Poetry Project workshop at St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery. In 1994 he won the CBC Radio / Saturday Night Literary Aaward for poetry (for unpublished work). His poems have appeared in numerous journals (The World, Panjandrum, Poetry East, Pequod, The Spirit That Moves Us, Pleiades, etc.) and in several anthologies. Connecting Flight was his first book of poems; he published his second book, Slow Mountain Train, in 2015.

He has received major translation prizes in Canada and the U.S., including the F. R. Scott, the Richard Wilbur, the Inger Sjöberg, and the American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prizes; the Lewis Galantière Award; and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets.

Toronto: Williams-Wallace, 1993
ISBN 0-88795-099-X
Out of print
Used copies available  

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