French poet Yves Bonnefoy's career extends back seven decades, but his creative impulse is as strong as ever, as shown by this anthology of poems and experimental prose pieces culled from such books as The Curved Planks and The Anchor's Long Chain. With his characteristic style—straightforward yet profound—Bonnefoy ponders the New England landscape, his literary forebears, and mortality.
"Yves Bonnefoy is one of the rare poets in the history of literature to have sustained the highest level of artistic excellence throughout an entire lifetime.... These recent poems, superbly translated by Hoyt Rogers, attest to his enduring greatness."—Paul Auster