Chip Dameron, Waiting for an Etcher
Jim Sanderson, an award-winning writer of novels and short fiction, has for many years taught university courses in writing fiction. Recently he conducted a web-base course for those wanting to begin writing as well as those interested in improving their fiction writing. Sanderson’s Fiction Writing Manual presents the best of that course. The table of contents of the manual suggests the practical, sensible approach Sanderson takes in his classes and in this book:
Jonas Zdanys, editor,
Pushing the Envelope: Epistolary Poems
The editor, Jonas Zdanys, has written over 40 books, most of them collections of poetry and volumes of translations of Lithuanian literature. Zdanys is Professor of English at Sacred Heart University.
The Daodejing, a new unique translation
by 3 poets/scholars
This is a multi-step collaborative translation that began with the Chinese put into English, then the three scholar-poets worked on the language of their first step in translation to make better available to modern readers the experience of a poem through an integration of form and meaning. Without such an integration, the aesthetic experience of reading a poem is at best only partial, at worst not a meaningful experience at all.
This new Daodejing is both the old one with all its majesty and a new one offered in twenty-first century American English as wielded by true experts: poets who will not and cannot divorce meaning from form.
John Wegner, Love is Not a Dirty Word and Other Stories