非馬英文詩集 《秋窗》,阿博山出版社,芝加哥,

1995初版1996再版.

AUTUMN WINDOW by William Marr, Arbor Hill Press,

1st Edition, 1995; 2nd Edition, 1996  

 

 

 

 



 

 

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AUTUMN WINDOW

William Marr

ISBN: 0-9637547-9-3

2nd ed. 1996

List price: US $10.50

 

 

The accents and nuances 
are strange to me -- 
and refreshing.

 

-- from Gwendolyn Brooks' letter to the author

 

William Marr restores life into modern poetry with an insightful multi-cultural perspective carried from his Chinese-American heritage and scientific background.  His observations are sure to evoke contemplation and emotion from his readers.


Typical of Marr's style: lean and pointed, letting line breaks serve as punctuation and accentuation of meaning. Verse has never been freer, yet strong discipline is at work....The human spectrum visible in Autumn Window will make readers nod, smile and perhaps wipe an eye.

-- Chicago Tribune, February 25, 1996

 

 

William Marr's poetry fuses William Carlos Williams and classical Chinese poetic heritage, but adds something fresh and philosophical: a fragrance of deep images beyond Imagistic poetry and the style of objective presentation in Chinese poetry. His poetry, terse and strong with a pure, unique voice, is a light that flashes surprising delights, a "momentary stay against confusion" in our modern, industrial civilization. Each poem in Autumn Window is a song to the soul and shows Marr's wisdom and humanity. That's why I have chosen Autumn Window as a textbook for my creative writing workshop at MVSU.

--  Prof. J. Zheng (Mississippi, USA)

 


Marr's poetry in full bloom...These small volumes make lovely gifts for the special people in your life.

-- Downers Grove Reporter, February 16, 1996

 

 

Sometimes what is simple is most profound. That is true of the writings of Downers Grove resident William Marr, an engineer retired from Argonne National Laboratory and internationally known poet and translator.

-- West Suburban Living, Jan/Feb 1999



Collectible Chicago poets, one finds, start with Eugene Field, Carl Sandburg, Edgar Lee Masters, Harriet Monroe, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ana Castillo, David Hernandez, Li-Young Lee, William Wei-Yi Marr, and a raft of more recent poets that includes homeless ones published by StreetWise, "the newspaper sold by and for the homeless of Chicago."....

 

Two of the most famous recent Chicago poets are both Chinese-Americans. Li-Young Lee has won a fortune in poetry awards as well as an extraordinary international reputation for such books as Rose and the city in which I love you. William Wei-Yi Marr has written principally in Chinese and is popular in China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. He has a volume in English, Autumn Window.

 

-- Kenan Heise

Collecting Chicago Poetry

AB Bookman's Weekly, March 2005