Zoland Poetry's second edition includes new poems by well-known veterans and writers to watch, translations from Chinese, Kurdish, Spanish, Bengali, Catalan, Russian, Poish, Japanese and French, and interviews of rising stars by by acknowledged masters. Zoland Poetry's online arm -- www.zolandpoetry.com -- expands and updates work in the annual by including quarterly book reviews of recent poetry collections from here and abroad, original language material for the works in translation, translator essays and notes, and audio clips of select poets, and will be an active virtual year-round gathering place for a community deeply interested in the world of contemporary poetry.
Contributors include: Coral Bracho, Miles Champion, Connie Deanovich, Bei Dao, Tony Towle, Roman Antopolsky, Merrill Gilfillan, Hsia Yu, Steve Bradbury, Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Scappettone, Mohammad Rafiq, Elizabeth Robinson, Haines Eason, Anne Porter, Ernest Farres, Janis Butler Holm, Joan Walsh, Elena Fanailova, Steve Langan, Andrea Cohen, Lee Harwood, William Corbett, Eduardo Chirinos, Mitchell Douglas, John Estes, Katie Peterson, Farhad Shakely, Deborah Meadows, Augusto Rodriguez, MLB, Peter Minter, Ito Hiromi, Timothy Liu, Lorand Gaspar, Jeffrey Yang.
About the Author
Roland Pease was editor and publisher of Zoland Books for fifteen years. At "Zoland Books," he published, and was sometimes the first to "discover," such writers as Ha Jin, Kevin Young, Anne Porter, William Corbett, Ange Mlinko, Patricia Smith, and Dean Young.
"Zoland Poetry is an indispensable collection for anyone interested in the full spectrum of poetry. Roland Pease has assembled an eclectic range of poets, from this country and abroad, whose works will surprise, provoke, and generally astonish readers. His tastes are large, catholic, and uncommonly wise. What a thrill it is to hear so many true voices singing, speaking, arguing back and forth across these pages. It is as if we have been invited to a wonderful party that will last all night." — Christopher Merrill
"The hit-to-miss ratio of Zoland Poetry places it somehwhere between highly recommended and essential." — American Book Review