Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thought for the Day

Snow is both durable and deceiving. It can be shaped
into a wall or squeezed into a weapon.
~ From "Cenotaph of Snow" by John Yau

John Yau (b. 1950) is an award-winning poet, fiction writer, art critic, freelance curator, and publisher (Black Square Editions/Brooklyn Rail Books). Arts editor for The Brooklyn Rail, Yau also is an associate professor at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. 

John Yau's poem "Cenotaph of Snow" is included in Radiant Silhouette: New & Selected Work 1974-1988 (Black Sparrow Press, 1989). 

John Yau at PennSound (Recordings)

John Yau Profile at Rutger's Mason Gross School of the Arts


Anonymous said...

durable... i never thought snow being durable before.

sewa mobil said...

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S. Etole said...

my first thought was that he must live in Minnesota ...