Preface Realm Beyond Knowing "Father's Wild Game" The Night Catastrophe Practice "A Non-Figurative, Perceptual Realist with Existential Overtones" William Arrowsmith in Heaven: A Sketch My Best Friend On Place: City and Country
MARK RUDMAN is Adjunct Professor at Coulmbia's School of the Arts and at New York University and editor-in-chief of Pequod. His books include Rider (Wesleyan Poetry, 1994), The Nowhere Steps (1990), Diverse Voices (1990), and translations of Boris Pasernack.
"The inquiry, which you follow with brilliance and irony as well as with powerful curiosity, that pushes your writing towards all the recesses of your memory (and your life), is a model of the genre."
~Antoine de Baecque, Cahiers du Cinema
"Mark Rudman's criticism is a unique blend of passion, clarity, and disquiet. I can think of no one who writes about poetry with greater commitment to the written word, who understands more deeply that to ask questions about art is to ask questions about life. In challenging himself, Rudman provokes us to challenge ourselves, and the result is a book of exceptional quality: erudite and idiosyncratic, a book that engages both heart and mind."
"Rudman's work projects an individual voice, a distinctive sensibility. There is something very fresh and alive about this book."