This week we welcome Sarah Arvio as our guest blogger. Arvio's books are Visits from the Seventh (Knopf 2002), Sono: cantos (Knopf 2006), and night thoughts: 70 dream poems & notes from an analysis, out last month also from Knopf. She has been the recipient of many honors, including the Rome Prize, and the Guggenheim and Bogliasco fellowships. Her poems have been set to music by William Bolcom and others. For many years a translator for the United Nations in New York and Switzerland, she has also taught poetry at Princeton. A lifelong New Yorker, she now lives in Maryland near the Chesapeake Bay.
We're also pleased to announce that Knopf has generously agreed to sponser this week's giveaway of five copies of Arvio's night thoughts. Here's what Grace Cavalieri, writing in the Washington Independent Review of Books, has to say about night thoughts: 70 dream poems and notes from an analysis: "This book is influential because it is one of a kind. . . These are works of strong feelings ringed by messages saying we can’t control our dreams but we can control the poem. From the uncomfortable silence of the psyche’s tundra, Arvio wrings out her truth."
To qualify to receive a copy of Sarah's book, simply respond to her posts in the comment field. Winners will be the author of the best, most responsive, comments. Be sure to include a valid e-mail address so that we can contact you for mailing information.