Jon Corelis


Biography of Jon Corelis

Jon Corelis poet

Jon Corelis was born in California and grew up in and around Chicago, where he earned a degree in Classical Languages and Literatures at the College of the University of Chicago. He later took a doctorate in Classics at Stanford, and taught Classics and Humanities at Stanford, the University of California, and the University of Minnesota. After a subsequent career as a software specialist in Silicon Valley, he moved to Northeastern Wisconsin.

His poetry, criticism, and reviews have been published in Poetry Greece (Corfu) , Tundra (Foster City, California) , Chapman (Edinburgh) , The Dark Horse (Ayrshire, Scotland and Hastings on Hudson, New York) , Acumen (Brixham, England) , The Poet's Voice (Bath) , The International Journal of Erotica (Wilmslow, UK) , Clark Street Review (San Luis Obispo, California) , Equinox (Herne Bay, England) , Grey Matter (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) , and The Phoenix (Chicago) , and in the online literary magazines Isibongo (University of Capetown) , Lynx (Bath) , The Poetry Kit (New Malden, England) , and Fieralingue (Bolzano, Italy) , as well as appearing in the book length collections A Glass of New Made Wine (Salzburg, Poetry Salzburg,1999) : Poetry Now: Contemporary British and Irish Poetry in the Making (Tuebingen, Stauffenburg Verlag,1999) , and Summoning the sea: an anthology of contemporary poetry and prose (Salzburg, University of Salzburg,1996) . He has given poetry readings and lectures by invitation at conferences in Salzburg, Austria; Cromford, England; Ames, Iowa; and Appleton, Wisconsin, and is a member of The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. His Roman Erotic Elegy, a book length anthology of verse translations from the Latin, was published in 1995 by The University of Salzburg Press and is now available in an online edition at:

sites.google.com/site/romanelegy/

In addition to his literary work, he has published pieces on San Francisco history in The San Francisco Examiner, travel in Great Expeditions, and social psychology in The Journal of Psychohistory.

More of his poems, both original and translations, as well as musical settings he has composed for his own and others' poems, can be found on the Writings section of his web site:

sites.google.com/site/jcorelis/

and in the Poets Corner section of the Italian cultural web site Fieralingue at

www.fieralingue.it.

He has also written a performance version of Euripides' Hippolytos, the text of which which is available on line via a link from his poetry web site, above.

Also available online at his poetry web site are his essays From Scotland to Suburbia: A Landscape of Current British Poetry, A Note on Surrealism and Modern Greek Poetry, The One Great Poem: The Poetries of The Oxford Books of English Verse, his review of the Library of America's anthology American Poetry: the Twentieth Century, and his essay Kent State Reconsidered as Nightmare.

Jon Corelis's Works:

Roman Erotic Elegy, a book length anthology of translations from the Latin by Jon Corelis (1995, The University of Salzburg Press.)

A Glass of New Made Wine (Salzburg, Poetry Salzburg,1999) (contributor)

Poetry Now: Contemporary British and Irish Poetry in the Making (Tuebingen, Stauffenburg Verlag,1999) (contributor)

Summoning the sea: an anthology of contemporary poetry and prose (Salzburg, University of Salzburg,1996) (contributor)

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The Man And The Woman

A man and a woman walk through a ruined house

the man breaks the last fractured sherds of glass from a window

the woman a desolate nun her face the dark of the moon

the man fingers the various parts of her body as if searching for
rotten spots

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