Donald Wellman

poet, editor, translator

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Reviews of Néstor Perlongher’s Cadavers

CC https://hyperallergic.com/439742/nestor-perlongher-cardboard-house-press-2018/ Argentine writer Néstor Perlongher (1949-1992) was one of the major poets arising during the early 1980s, a time when the Argentine military “disappeared” thousands of people who opposed or seemed to oppose its dictatorship. Perlongher, a gay man, escaped to São Paulo, Brazil, where he graduated from the University of Campinas with a […]

Essay Poems, now available

  Commentary Essay Poems is Donald Wellman’s most ambitious volume of poetry to date. The verses absorb everything including several languages besides English (Spanish, Latin, German, French). His poetry evokes the universe seen from the all-encompassing point of view of Borges’ Aleph. The center slips away. There is no sense of personal identity. But someone […]

Recent news and publications

Albiach / Celan / Reading Across Languages (Annex 2017). Available from Small Press Distribution. Echavarren’s The Espresso Between Sleep and .Waking, translated by the author and myself has been released by Card Board House 2016. Neila, Evening Song: Last Poems of Yvan Goll has been released by Spuyten Duyvil  2016. Roman Exercises is also a new release (Talisman House […]

Statement on practice

My poetics stem from early studies of the works of Ezra Pound and Charles Olson. Before that I had concentrated on Anglo-Saxon and other archaic texts. I was spellbound by lyric poetry, especially in German, sometimes in French, as well as in English. I have taught “modernism” in the arts as well as in literature. […]

Derek Walcott

At my blog, Derek Walcott on Immanent Occasions.    

Mental Excursions

Donald Wellman is a poet and translator. As editor of O.ARS, he produced a series of annual anthologies including Coherence (1981) and Translations: Experiments in Reading (1984). He has translated books of poetry by Antonio Gamoneda, Emilio Prados, Yvan Goll, and Roberto Echavarren. Albiach / Celan: Reading Across Languages is forthcoming (Spring 2017) from Annex Press. […]