Nathaniel Tarn

Nathaniel Tarn is a poet, translator, critic, anthropologist (Highland Maya; Sociology of Buddhist Institutions, etc.), and “distinguished” professor with over thirty-five books to his credit and translations in over a dozen languages. He was among the founders of ethnopoetics. Between academic posts he was founding editor of Cape Editions and of Cape Goliard Press. He has lectured and read around the world. His latest publications are Selected Poems: 1950–2000 (Wesleyan, 2002), Ins and Outs of the Forest Rivers (New Directions, 2008), The Embattled Lyric: Essays and Conversations in Poetics and Anthropology (Stanford, 2008), and Sur les fleuves de la foret (Paris: Vif, 2012). New Directions is reprinting The Beautiful Contradictions (1969) shortly. He lives, works, writes, gardens, and birdwatches north of Santa Fe, New Mexico