Today's poem is "None of Them Would Stop"
from Say Sand

Carnegie Mellon University Press

Daniel Coudriet lives with his wife and son, and the family divides time between Argentina and the United States. He was educated at University of Virginia, Hollins University, and University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he earned an MFA. He has also published translations of Argentinean poetry in many journals. Say Sand is his first book.

Books by Daniel Coudriet:

Other poems on the web by Daniel Coudriet:
"Necessary Authorities"
Three poems

About Say Sand:

"The mouth is the primal mind, and it speaks everywhere in this riveting, experimental debut collection. The synaesthetic economies of translation and exile, and of transport between the realm of childhood and adulthood, are perpetually negotiated-'we say sand to mean buried,' Coudriet writes in 'Merienda'—in poems that are part animal fable, part god (less) myth, part human story. We can be grateful for this hunger and daring, as Dickinson would admonish, to 'Split the Lark, [to find] find the Music.' Coudriet's is a dismembered and disremembering vision offering evidence of the lost heart's belonging to this world through the imperatives of its speech."
—Lisa Russ Spaar

"Everyday life is full of magic. Why? We don't know. How? We also don't know. Daniel Coudriet's poems trace these great truths through all their maddening diversions. They are beautiful & sad & full of mind-bending blossomings. This is a book to remember."
—James Tate

"Language spills everywhere in Say Sand, it says so in the book. Passion, joy, sorrow, regret, pity, anguish, languishing loafing, brash saying, careful observation, real observation by means of language's poetic magnifications. The book also says, 'No language is small enough to name ... to keep the poem from emptying itself everywhere.' A bold, beautiful foray."
—Data Wier

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