Sarah Arvio

Sarah Arvio Poems

1. Bodhisattva 9/14/2015
2. Flying 1/20/2003

Comments about Sarah Arvio

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (2/16/2016 8:26:00 AM)

    from Wikipedia:

    Sarah Arvio (born April 3,1954) is an American poet, essayist and translator.

    She is the author of Visits from the Seventh, Sono: cantos, and night thoughts: 70 dream poems & notes from an analysis (all from Alfred A. Knopf) and a combined edition of Sono and Visits from the Seventh, from Bloodaxe.

    She has won the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Bogliasco fellowship, [1] and a National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship, and other honors.

    Arvio has lived in Caracas, Mexico City, Paris, Rome and New York. She works as a translator for the United Nations in New York and Switzerland; she has also taught poetry at Princeton.

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  • Ahmad Shiddiqi Ahmad Shiddiqi (8/10/2009 12:09:00 AM)

    I am truly honored by having a very nice chance to read poem by one of the greatest poets in the world. I would like to read your more poems which reflect more about Finland, because I adore this wonderful country and its art, culture and people.

Best Poem of Sarah Arvio


One said to me tonight or was it day
or was it the passage between the two,
"It's hard to remember, crossing time zones,

the structure of the hours you left behind.
Are they sleeping or are they eating sweets,
and are they wanting me to phone them now?"

"In the face of technological fact,
even the most seasoned traveler feels
the baffled sense that nowhere else exists."

"It's the moving resistance of the air
as you hurtle too fast against the hours
that stuns the cells and tissues of the brain."


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