KURT HEINZELMAN’s latest books, both published in 2011, are The Names They Found There (poems) and Demarcations (a translation of Jean Follain’s Territoires). He is editor-at-large for Bat City Review, editor-in-chief of Texas Studies in Literature and Language, and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters.
Intimacies & Other Devices could be classified as poetry written by an “intellectual romantic”–his poems range from classical and contemporary emotive poetry to ballads that are adaptations of Paul Verlaine, Pablo Neruda, Homer, and others. . . . Heinzelman’s work is playful and sensual as he acknowledges Eros, and he seems totally unabashed about celebrating lust in “Lust, At Your Age: ‘A cello with no/need so dire/it stirs any echo/A viola with a/lilt so tender it/fills every hollow./A violin as un-/equivocally civil/as a stand/of sugar maples/that first warm week/before they run.’ . . .” Read the Full Review by Diane M. Moore, A Word’s Worth Blog