Poet, translator, anthropologist,and critic Nathaniel Tarn was born in Paris and studied English and history at King’s College, Cambridge, before studying anthropology at the Collége de France and the Musée de l’Homme. He attended Yale University and the University of Chicago on a Fulbright grant and studied at the London School of Economics. His first collection of poetry, Old Savage / Young City,was published in 1964, and he went on to publish poetry in both the United States and Great Britain. Tarn’s subsequent collections include The Beautiful Contradictions (1969), Lyrics for the Bride of God (1975), The House of Leaves (1976), Landsongs (1982), At the Western Gates (1985), Palenque: Selected Poems 1972–1984 (1986), Selected Poems: 1950–2000 (2002), Avia: A Poem of International Air Combat, 1939–1945 (2008), and Ins and Outs of the Forest Rivers (2008).
Tarn has translated Victor Segalen’s Stelae (1969) as well as Pablo Neruda’s Selected Poems: A Bilingual Edition (1970) and The Heights of Macchu Picchu (1966). His critical writing has been collected in Views from the Weaving Mountain: Selected Essays in Poetics and Anthropology (1991) and The Embattled Lyric: Essays and Conversations on Poetics and Anthropology (2007).
all these shitty little places in new Jersey (2015),
8 1/2″ x 11″ poems illustrated by John Digby. $20.00