Erik Vatne

Erik Vatne was born in New Jersey. He holds degrees from Bard College and Trinity College Dublin. His poems have appeared in many print and online journals, including The Paris Review, Barrow Street, Brooklyn Review and Poetry Ireland Review. In 2007 he was shortlisted for the Strokestown International Poetry Prize (Ireland). He continues the ongoing project of renovating his poetry house.

Cartographies of Silence

Erik Vatne

Cartographies of Silence comprises over one hundred untitled poem fragments  - what the poet calls "unconscious interruptions" - what navigate maps of being/non-being, writing/speaking/thinking, to reveal the mind-body experience where silence meets language...

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Erik Vatne

Cartographies of Silence comprises over one hundred untitled poem fragments - what the poet calls "unconscious interruptions" - what navigate maps of being/non-being, writing/speaking/thinking, to reveal the mind-body experience where silence meets language.

“Short words, short lines, short poems. How big they are. How Vatne manages to travel so far.” -Robert Kelly

“Something essential known here, neither said nor shown. The word for its absence is remarkably not supplied. Enough space.” -Charles Stein


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