Poetry by Anselm Hollo
February 1, 2007 • 6 x 9 • 83 pages • 978-1-56689-192-9
“Death! Truth! Meaning of Life!/ Love! Romanticism! Loss! Reality! Consciousness!”—all here in Hollo’s modern sonnets.
In Guests of Space, Anselm Hollo hangs his poetic hat upon the sonnet, graciously inviting us into his conversation with poets and thinkers, both here and gone, on subjects that range from environmentalism to the WTO protests, from wars waged in Kosovo and Iraq to questions of creativity and mortality. With trademark wit, acumen, and charm, Hollo’s contribution to this multigenerational, international choir is one of the most important and enjoyable in contemporary letters.
About the Author
Anselm Hollo authored more than forty books and was an award-winning translator. He was born in Helsinki, Finland. After ten years in England writing and broadcasting for the BBC European Services, Hollo settled in the United States in 1966. He enthusiastically contributed to the American literary community as a poet, teacher, and award-winning translator. Fluent in German, Swedish, Finnish and English by age ten, Hollo made a significant contribution to modern letters as a translator. Hollo was widely published in little magazines, and his books include Sojourner Microcosms (Blue Wine Press) and No Complaints (Toothpaste Press); his translations include Red Cats (City Lights) and collections by Haavikko (Cape Goliard/Grossman) and Pentti Saarikoski (Toothpaste Press).
Hollo taught at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. His collection of poems, Notes on the Possibilities and Attractions of Existence, received the San Francisco Poetry Center Award.
“I await Hollo’s new poems with more eagerness than those of any other living poet.” —Andrei Codrescu