By Carsten René Nielsen
"These poems do even more than blur the road among phantasm and fact: they evoke that vivid contradiction of dreaming within which the true and unreal exist in ideal simultaneity."—The Georgia Review
A guy plays entire days from his existence as a drama, every day at domestic in his house. He is going to nice lengths to be as real looking as attainable, jogging round the residence and tending to day by day enterprise. merely at evening, while he sits through himself within the kitchen, does he peek from time to time on the window to glimpse his viewers. He won't thoroughly abandon the concept that somebody is obtainable. It's like in case you stand at the touchdown, in entrance of a closed door, and also you can't support pondering that somebody is gazing in the course of the peephole.
With a dozen poems formerly released in The Paris Review, Carsten René Nielsen is already a well-recognized identify to US poetry readers. those darkish prose poems—reminiscent of Charles Simic—map out a uniquely eu territory with chilling, cinematic clarity.
Award-winning Danish poet Carsten René Nielsen is the writer of 9 books of poetry, together with his US debut The global reduce Out with Crooked Scissors (2007). His poems seem in The Paris Review, Agni, Circumference, Mid-American Review, Mississippi Review, and in other places. He lives in Aarhus, Denmark.
David Keplinger's poetry awards contain the Colorado ebook Award, T.S. Eliot Prize, an NEA fellowship, and delivers from the Danish Arts Council. He directs the MFA application at American college in Washington, DC.