The English Boat
The English Boat
2018 Balcones Poetry Prize Finalist
“Thoroughly integrating sacred and secular, Revell produces a book of love and rapture.”
Donald Revell is the author of fifteen collections of poetry, most recently of The English Boat (2018) and Drought-Adapted Vine (2015), both from Alice James Books. Revell has also published six volumes of translations from the French, including Apollinaire’s Alcools, Rimbaud’s A Season in Hell, Laforgue’s Last Verses, and Verlaine's Songs without Words. His critical writings have been collected as: Essay: A Critical Memoir; The Art of Attention; and Invisible Green: Selected Prose. Winner of the PEN USA Translation Award and two-time winner of the PEN USA Award for Poetry, he has also won the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Prize and is a former Fellow of the Ingram Merrill and Guggenheim Foundations. Additionally, he has twice been awarded Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Having previously taught at the Universities of Alabama, Denver, Iowa, Missouri, Tennessee, and Utah, Donald Revell is currently a Professor of English at UNLV and faculty affiliate of the Black Mountain Institute.
“Quiet, piercing lyrics, meditative and trenchant, unadorned, confident in their ability to transport, traverse time and space, The English Boat finds Revell at the height of his powers. God, Jesus, and Mary are as close as friends and neighbors. In the ever-shifting complexity of faith, Revell’s voice finds calm and righteous anger here, and forgiveness, via negativa, moving us to newness of day in the most troubled of times.” —Gillian Conoley
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