The Traveler's Vade Mecum

The Traveler's Vade Mecum

Helen Klein Ross / May 21, 2019

The Traveler s Vade Mecum The original Traveler s Vade Mecum published in contained thousands of telegrams Ross chose telegrams as titles for poems solicited from dozens of poets including Bollingen Prize winner Frank

  • Title: The Traveler's Vade Mecum
  • Author: Helen Klein Ross
  • ISBN: 9781597092241
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback
  • The original Traveler s Vade Mecum, published in 1853, contained thousands of telegrams Ross chose telegrams as titles for poems solicited from dozens of poets, including Bollingen Prize winner Frank Bidart and former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins to create a digital age compendium of old world poetics Here are lyric poems, language poems, prose poems, found poems, haikThe original Traveler s Vade Mecum, published in 1853, contained thousands of telegrams Ross chose telegrams as titles for poems solicited from dozens of poets, including Bollingen Prize winner Frank Bidart and former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins to create a digital age compendium of old world poetics Here are lyric poems, language poems, prose poems, found poems, haikus, pantoums, ekphrases, epistolary poems, acrostics, sonnets and mirror sonnets Demonstrating the range of what poetry can do, this book provides a fascinating glimpse into the habits and social aspects of 19th century America and shows how we have evolved 163 years later.

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      • Helen Klein Ross

        Helen s poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, literary journals and in anthologies, including SHORT, published in 2014 by Persea Books Her first novel, Making It A Novel of Madison Avenue, was published as an e book in 2013 by Gallery Simon and Schuster Her debut novel What Was Mine, was published in January 2016.Helen is also the creator and editor of a poetry anthology, The Traveler s Vade Mecum, forthcoming this Fall from Red Hen Press Over 80 poets including Frank Bidart, David Lehman and Billy Collins wrote to telegram titles from an 1853 compendium that provides a glimpse into habits and social aspects of nineteenth century America Helen lives in New York City and Salisbury, Connecticut where she is on the board of a haven for book lovers Scoville Memorial Library.


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    1. I've been taking this slim volume of poetry everywhere this spring, not that it's about traveling, but just that it encompasses such a range of styles and voices, such a great introduction to a slew of unfamiliar poets, one poem from each. And I love the premise of the collection--the Traveler's Vade Mecum was a way of sending telegrams cheaply--commonly used phrases were simply numbered. So if your correspondent had one too, you could just write #450, The Offer is Accepted. The editor, Helen Kl [...]


    2. Fascinating concept for a poetry collection. The Traveler's Vade Mecum was originally invented as a short-hand for travelers in the 1800s is that they could send quicker, more efficient telegraphs. over 8,000 sentences were constructed, such as, ""We abound in good cheer" (sentence #1508) so you could send a telegram that simply read 1508, look that up in your own copy of the vade mecum, and know that your friends were happy aboard their ship somewhere. This collection uses those sentences as pr [...]




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