About the book

Blindsight features poems written and performed by Ricardo Sternberg. In the tradition of the great magic realists, Sternberg weaves a world from everyday wonders—a tango musician takes flight, a man falls in love with the figurehead of a ship, constellations make love in the sky. As boundaries become fluid we see into the life of things, the crow and the scarecrow, the mermaid and the madwoman.

Sternberg has the ear of a poet and the eye of a painter. Most of all, he is blessed with a storyteller’s tongue.

About the author

Sternberg, Ricardo

Ricardo Sternberg was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1948 and moved to the United States with his family when he was fifteen. He received a B.A. in English literature from the University of California, Riverside and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UCLA. Between 1975 and 1978, he was a Junior Fellow with the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. His poetry has been published in magazines such as The Paris Review, The Nation, Poetry, Descant, American Poetry Review, The Virginia Quarterly and Ploughshares. In addition to Blindsight, the CD of his readings released by Cyclops Press, Vehicule Press published The Invention of Honey and Map of Dreams, and McGill-Queen's published Bamboo Church.


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