Paul Hoover’s most recent book of poetry, Gravity’s Children, is currently being prepared for publication. Mr. Hoover is the editor of New American Writing, and Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, 1994; with Maxine Chernoff, he edited and translated Selected Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin , which won the 2009 PEN USA Translation Award. With Nguyen Do, he edited and translated Beyond the Court Gate: Selected Poems of Nguyen Trai. A chapter of his novel, Saigon, Illinois, appeared in The New Yorker and his poems have been published in numerous anthologies, and in journals and reviews including American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Partisan Review, The New Republic, and Poetry.
While we were kissing that year, the icebergs were sleeping,