Connecting Flight arcs back and forth between quest and fulfillment,
between North America and Northern Europe, between music and image. Its two
halves, in different keys but united by an integrity of voice and vision, move
the reader across territory that is hard to chart, yet is immediately recognizable:
a necessary journey.
a strong and interesting poet, with a solid voice and a sure sense of material Joel Oppenheimer
Attentive readers will be moved by these poems subtle beauty, and by their achievement of that idea / of rest the world / barely contains. Charles Douglas
Roger Greenwald grew up in New York City, where he attended City College and the
Poetry Project workshop at St. Marks Church In-the-Bowery. Connecting Flight, his first book of poems, was published in 1993. In 1994 he won the CBC Radio / Saturday Night Literary Aaward for poetry (for unpublished work). His poems have
appeared in numerous journals (The World, Panjandrum, Poetry East, Pequod, The Spirit That Moves Us, Pleiades, etc.) and in several anthologies. He published his second book,
Slow Mountain Train, in 2015.
He has received major translation prizes in Canada and the U.S., including the F. R. Scott, the Richard Wilbur, the Inger Sjöberg, and the American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prizes; and the Lewis
Toronto: Williams-Wallace, 1993
Out of print
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