Theodore Enslin began his artistic career as a musician, trained by Nadia Boulanger; and the titles of many of his books suggest his continuing fascination with the "musication" of language: Etudes, Opus O, Songs w/out Notes, Carmina, The Diabelli Variations. Like other poets of his generation, such as Robert Creeley, Robert Kelly, and Edward Dorn, Enslin carries forward Charles Olson's sense of the large historical and ethical function of poetry and his dedication, at once ecopoetic and ethnopoetic, to place. Also identified with the Objectivist tradition of Louis Zukofsky, Lorine Niedecker, and George Oppen, he writes about meaning in the dailiness of human life and the ineluctable reality of the things of this world. Nine collects Enslin's sequences into a single volume. Written between 1993 and 2001, these longer works are the fruition of Enslin's lifelong fascination with musical form as a basis for lyric poetry.
Publisher: University Press of New England
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm