Our dear friend, poet Anselm Hollo passed away on this date, ten years ago today. We salute him and remember him fondly and are thrilled to announce the posthumous publication, later this year, of The Collected Poems of Anselm Hollo (edited by John Bloomberg-Rissman and Yasmina Ghiasi), over 1,700 poems, a thrilling 1,000 pages!
“The Collected Poems of Anselm Hollo gathers over five decades of the multihyphenate poet’s work into one elegant volume. All of Hollo’s trademark humor, wisdom, and charm is on display here for students and fans of contemporary poetry. Warm, insightful, and delightfully observant, this comprehensive collection from the author of over forty books serves as a reminder that poetry isn’t just an aspiration or avocation, but a way of life.”
Already-published (but, regretfully, only in his native Finnish) is Anselm’s biography – Kai Ekholm‘s Anselm Hollo – Beatnik Planeettamatkalla (Anselm Hollo – Beatnik on A Planetary Trip) – (Ville Hytönen reviews the book here)
Anselm’s publishers here in the United States continue to be the inestimable Coffee House Press. For information on other Anselm Hollo Coffee House titles – see here and here and here and here and here and here