Keith Waldrop

(1932 / Emporia, Kansas / United States)

Keith Waldrop
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Keith Waldrop (born December 11, 1932, in Emporia, Kansas) is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose, and has translated the work of Claude Royet-Journoud, Anne-Marie Albiach, and Edmond Jabès, among others. A recent translation is Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal (2006). Mr. Waldrop received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1964.
With his wife Rosmarie Waldrop, he co-edits Burning Deck Press. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and is professor emeritus at Brown University. The French government has named him Chevalier des arts et des lettres. more »

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Light Travels

common time I follow you un-
kept secret on
a basic undersound

common time I follow you un-
kept secret on
a basic undersound

this is the first part of the rhyme
allow for sequences of overheard

this is the first part of the rhyme
allow for sequences of overheard

close the curtains but
playful elaborations of other-
wise arrogant variations keeping
the window open

close the curtains but
playful ...

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