Guests of Space

Guests of Space Anselm Hollo hangs his poetic hat upon the sonnet graciously inviting us into his conversation with poets and thinkers both here and gone on subjects that range from environmentalism to the WTO pro

  • Title: Guests of Space
  • Author: Anselm Hollo
  • ISBN: 9781566891929
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • Anselm Hollo hangs his poetic hat upon the sonnet, graciously inviting us into his conversation with poets and thinkers, both here and gone, on subjects that range from environmentalism to the WTO protests, from wars waged in Kosovo and Iraq to questions of creativity and mortality.With trademark wit, acumen, and charm, Hollo s contribution to this multigenerational, interAnselm Hollo hangs his poetic hat upon the sonnet, graciously inviting us into his conversation with poets and thinkers, both here and gone, on subjects that range from environmentalism to the WTO protests, from wars waged in Kosovo and Iraq to questions of creativity and mortality.With trademark wit, acumen, and charm, Hollo s contribution to this multigenerational, international choir is one of the most important and enjoyable in contemporary letters.Andrei Codrescu has said he awaits Hollo s new poems with eagerness than those of any other living poet, and Library Journal urges us not to miss anything at all by this strong poet.

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  • Anselm Hollo

    Anselm Paul Alexis Hollo was a Finnish poet and translator He lived in the United States from 1967 until his death in January of 2013.Paavo Anselm Aleksis Hollo was born in Helsinki, Finland His father, Juho Aukusti Hollo 1885 1967 who liked to be known as J A Hollo was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Helsinki, an essayist, and a major translator of literature into Finnish His mother was Iris Antonina Anna Walden, a music teacher and daughter of organic chemist Paul Walden He lived for eight years in the United Kingdom producing three children Hannes, Kaarina, and Tamsin, with his first wife, poet Josephine Clare He was a permanent resident in the United States from the late 1960s until his death At the time of his death and he resided in Boulder, Colorado with his second wife, artist Jane Dalrymple Hollo.Hollo published than forty titles of poetry in the UK and in the US, in a style strongly influenced by the American beat poets.In 1965, Hollo performed at the underground International Poetry Incarnation, London In 2001, poets and critics associated with the SUNY Buffalo POETICS list elected Hollo to the honorary position of anti laureate , in protest at the appointment of Billy Collins to the position of Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.Hollo translated poetry and belles lettres from Finnish, German, Swedish and French into English He was one of the early translators of Allen Ginsberg into German and Finnish.Hollo taught creative writing in eighteen different institutions of higher learning, including SUNY Buffalo, the Iowa Writers Workshop, and the University of Colorado at Boulder Since 1985, he has taught in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, where he held holds the rank of Full Professor 2 Hollo became ill, and during the summer of 2012, had brain surgery.Several of his poems have been set into music by pianist and composer Frank Carlberg.Poets Ted Berrigan and Alice Notley named their son Anselm Berrigan after Hollo.Hollo died from post operative pneumonia on January 29, 2013 at the age of 78.

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  • I once saw Anselm Hollo at a bookstore in Denver that I haunted for two years. I saw him, not at a reading, but browsing the vast selection of sale books on the lower level. Being very shy by nature, I didn’t approach him, but rather haunted him for fifteen minutes; a haunting within my haunting. My eyes lingered over him as his eyes lingered over first this book then that book then another, and there was such patient awareness in his gaze, such total yet unstrained attention, such presence, t [...]


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