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John Balaban - 'Empires'

Balaban’s sixth collection of poetry considers America in its innate beauty and complex ugliness, in its powerfully healing landscapes and its destructive misadventures. With a compelling lyricism and cinematic imagery, Empires showcases the pervasiveness of the human spirit across a diverse cast of characters, both modern and ancient. 

“Balaban expresses a shrewd understanding of how the world works, and a clarion respect for life.”―Booklist (starred review) 

In addition to writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, Balaban is a translator of Vietnamese poetry, and a past president of the American Literary Translators Association. He is a founder and director of the Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation. He is Professor Emeritus of English at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

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Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 3:00pm
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ISBN: 9781556595707
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - September 17th, 2019

Balaban has long been one of our finest poetic craftsmen working in the lyric mode. In his latest collection, Empires, Balaban once again demonstrates why he is celebrated as a major American poet. --War, Literature, and the Arts