JUST RELEASED! Best-selling memoirist Stephen Kuusisto uses the themes of travel, place, religion, music, art, and loneliness to explore the relationship between seeing, blindness, and being. In poems addressed to Jorge Luis Borges—another poet who lived with blindness—Kuusisto leverages seeing as negative capability, creating intimacy with deep imagination and uncommon perceptions.
If you enjoyed this reading and would like to listen to several more poems from Letters to Borges, it’s easy enough to arrange. This FREE recording is yours to enjoy at your leisure, preferably from your favorite cozy chair with a cup of coffee or a nice glass of wine in hand. Simply fill in the “Join me for a cozy ‘fireside’ poetry reading…” form found to the right of this blog post or make your request below.
Seth Abramson, Poet
Kuusisto’s is a life one wants to know, detailed sparingly by a man one wants to know, inscribed in a generic form one finds oneself not merely compelled but honored to read. Letters to Borges is highly recommended for those who still find honor and beauty in both simplicity and–can it be?–actually having something to say. Read more of Seth Abramson’s reviewfrom the Huffington Post, Huff Post Books, November 2012
If we account for Kuusisto’s restricted sight, the brilliance of his verse acquires deeper resonance, for his work imagines a realm between sight and sound composed of the sensory stimuli we all know and recognize, but split, fractured, and juxtaposed to inhabit the mind’s ear of his readers, a feat unique to this truly gifted poet. — Diego Báez, Booklist Advanced Review
Congratulations – and thank you – to Cindy Leland!
Cindy purchased a copy of Stephen Kuusisto’s new book, , “Letters to Borges“, and saved $ by taking
advantage of the pre-order price. In so doing, she also entered a random drawing and is the winner this week of an autographed copy of “Only Bread, OnlyLight”, Steve’s first book of poetry (Copper Canyon Press).
Erin purchased Stephen Kuusisto’s new book of poems and saved $ by taking advantage of the pre-order price. In so doing, she also entered a random drawing and is the winner this week of an autographed copy of “Only Bread, Only Light”, Steve’s first book of poetry (Copper Canyon Press).
We are now counting down to the release next month of Steve’s new book! Amazon is offering a special pre-order price (details below!) and Steve would like to sweeten the deal. Take advantage of Amazon’s offer, email a copy of your receipt to email@example.com and you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win an autographed copy of “Only Bread, Only Light”, Steve’s first book of poems (Copper Canyon Press). (If you already have a copy, it would make a great gift for another poetry lover!)
Unless notified otherwise, the scheduled publication date of “Letters to Borges” is October 15th. Steve will hold one random drawing a week between now and then, and the final drawing will be held on the actual date his new book is released. That means you will have a minimum of 5 chances to win if you order now. Winners names will be posted.
1st random drawing: Sept. 19 – Congrats and thank you to Erin Coughlin Hollowell!
2nd random drawing: Sept. 26 – Congrats and thank you to Cindy Leland!
3rd random drawing: Oct. 3 – Congrats and thank you to Shirley Merrill!
4th random drawing: Oct. 10 – Congrats and thank you Karen Rudloff!
Final drawing: actual release date of “Letters to Borges” (scheduled for Oct. 15)
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