John Angell Grant’s collection of poems “The Green Notebook” was published this year by EPE Press in San Francisco. More info here and here. One reviewer says: “The Green Notebook gives one the key to enter the extraordinary poetical world of John Angell Grant. It is a world constituted of the lyrical and the horrific, the serene and the troubled, the desired and the lost. It is a world forever in motion and the poet at its center is Whitmanian in his ceaseless engagement with everything coming his way. The encounters might result in a witty and off-the-cuff haiku or, just as likely, a sober and well-wrought sonnet. Versatility leads the way. The poems about his father are unforgettable in their anguish and the poems finding peace in the simplicity of the everyday are consoling. Above all, this collection gives us a poet fully present in a reality he has been given and which he redeems.” –William M. Chace, Professor of English and President Emeritus of Emory University, author of The Political Identities of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot.
I read my poem “Self Enquiry” here.
I read my sonnet “Free verse is like anarchy” here.
John reads his poem “The Cat Walked across My Head” here.
Recently John read “The Green Notebook’s” title poem on Northern Public Radio here.
Here John reads his poem “A blind man dreams that he has recovered his sight”
John’s sonnet “We move towards death” appeared in Tangents.
John reads “Le Carnet Vert,” (Marilyne Bertoncini’s French translation of “The Green Notebook”)
The English original of “The Green Notebook” appeared in Jeudi des Mots, side-by-side with Bertoncini’s French translation.
John reads a set of poems on Time to Arrive [28 minutes]
“Night Wind” appeared in Behind a Door.
“Bird Mirror” appeared in Behind a Door.