Charles Stein
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Charles Stein's work comprises a complexly integrated field of poems, prose reflections, translations, drawings, photographs, lectures, conversations, and performances. Born 1944 in New York City, he is the author of thirteen books of poetry including There Where You Do Not Think To Be Thinking: Views From Tornado Island Book 12 (forthcoming from Spuyten Duyvil), a new verse translation of The Odyssey (North Atlantic Books), From Mimir’s Head (Station Hill Press), and The Hat Rack Tree (Station Hill Press). Prose writings include a vision of the Eleusinian Mysteries, Persephone Unveiled (North Atlantic Books), a study of poet Charles Olson’s use of Jung, The Secret of the Black Chrysanthemum (Station Hill Press), and with George Quasha An Art of Limina: Gary Hill's Works & Writings (Ediciones Polígrafa). He holds a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Connecticut at Storrs.