~ WINDWARD ~
Houston: Press Release –– For immediate release September 9, 2015.
Saint Julian Press proudly presents a new collection of poems WINDWARD by poet in residence at Lowell House, Harvard University, Kevin McGRATH, which is now available through fine book distributors and retailers.
"For those who can love - all at once - the words of Homer, of Sappho, of English renaissance verse and of Shakespeare, of Cavafy, of Seferis, of some anonymous woman whose singing of unrequited love is accidentally overheard by a passerby in some remote Greek village, the poetry of Kevin McGrath will bring unforgettable delight to both the heart and the mind.” ~ Gregory Nagy
Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies at Harvard University
“Kevin McGrath is a rare poet of penetrating vision, attentive always to the ebb and flow of life, to beginnings, turnings, and endings, to the meeting places of sea and land, shore and horizon, to the thin and translucent places where light shines through the worlds of nature. His words bring love and light to days and nights, seasons and years, birth and death.” ~ Diana Eck
Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Master of Lowell House, and Director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University
Cover art is an image of Buddhaghosa Visits Suvarna Bhumi, Myanmar, 19th C., photo credit, Lilian Handlin.
Kevin McGRATH was born in southern China in 1951 and was educated in England and Scotland; he has lived and worked in France, Greece, and India. Presently he is an associate of the Department of South Asian Studies and poet in residence at Lowell House, Harvard University. Publications include, Fame (1995), Lioness (1998), The Sanskrit Hero (2004), Stri (2009), Jaya (2011), Supernature (2012), Eroica and Heroic Krsna (2013), In the Kacch (2015), Raja Yudhisthira and Arjuna Pandava (forthcoming 2016).
Author photo credit Akos Szilvasi.
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