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Poetry. "Waldrop examines how human memory works, how deeply implicated language constructs are in that process, and what purpose memory ultimately serves.... The strength, grace and clarity of Waldrop's thought as traced in his writing is as helpful a guide to imagining other rooms as one could hope for."—Steve Carll, Poetry Project Newsletter
"Keith Waldrop has concerned himself with the topology of the world of writing more consistently and valuably than any poet I can think of since the late Paul Celan. There is a steady thought directed to the way that we make our way in the world by thinking and speaking.... [These lucid lines] are art of the first order. They suffer clarity without suffering from it. They summon interest like farm loans. They pay up, and off."—A. L.Nielsen, Gargoyle
Keith Waldrop is the author of numerous collections of poetry, most recently Transcendental Studies (University of California Press, 2009), a trilogy of collage poems which won the National Book Award for Poetry. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he teaches at Brown University, and has served as co-editor of the press Burning Deck with his wife, Rosmarie Waldrop, since 1968.