Official Opening Ceremony
Reading: Wine-Bar Reading
Discussion: Bilingualism in Poetry
Leonard Schwartz is the author of Words Before The Articulate: New and Selected Poems
(Talisman House) and A Flicker At The Edge of Things: Essays on Poetics
He has co-edited two anthologies of contemporary American poetry: Primary Trouble
and An Anthology of New American Poets.
His poems, essays, and translations have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Cross-Cultural Poetics, Agni, Conjunctions, Harper's, First Intensity, Barrow Street, and The World.
"Leonard Schwartz's poems beautifully articulate the plan of the city of life, its real and imaginary architecture, its 'invisible contingencies."
"Analytic under his daily knife, his days don't stop their thinking. I want to follow these thought as far as he takes them, because they lead so often and so kindly to my favorite place: pure contradiction."
"Leonard Schwartz labors marvelously in a tradition that demands of its practitioners concision of expression, complexity of thought, and a voice that in the high lyric mode bespeaks the need for a transcendent and light-filled world to hold up against the delimiting immediacy of the senses."
--American Book Review
QLRS April 2002