Keith Waldrop

Ivor Griffiths, Poet, Novelist & Short Story Writer

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Keith Waldrop is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose, and has translated the work of Claude Royet-Journoud, Anne-Marie Albiach, and Edmond Jab├Ęs, among others. With Rosmarie Waldrop, he co-edits Burning Deck Press. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and teaches at Brown University. The French government has named him Chevalier des arts et des lettres.


  • 1 Selected Works
    • 1.1 Poetry
    • 1.2 Prose
    • 1.3 Translations

Selected Works


  • Shipwreck In Haven (Awede, 1989)
  • The Opposite of Letting the Mind Wander (Lost Roads, 1990)
  • The Locality Principle (Avec, 1995)
  • The Silhouette of the Bridge (Memory Stand-Ins) (Avec, 1997)
  • Stone Angels (Instress, 1997)
  • Well Well Reality (Collaborations with Rosmarie Waldrop) (The Post-Apollo Press, 1998)
  • Haunt (Instance, 2000)
  • Seriamis If I Remember (Avec, 2001)
  • The House Seen from Nowhere (Litmus Press, 2003)
  • The Real Subject: queries and Conjectures of Jacob Delafon, with Sample Poems (Omnidawn, 2005)


  • Hegel's Family (Station Hill, 1989)
  • Light While There is Light (Sun & Moon, 1993)


  • The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire (Wesleyan, 2006)
  • Figured Image by Anne-Marie Albiach (The Post-Apollo Press, 2006)
  • The Form of a City Changes Faster, Alas, Than the Human Heart by Jacques Roubaud (tr. with Rosmarie Waldrop) (Dalkey Archive, 2006)
  • Theory of Prepositions by Claude Royet-Journoud (Fence, 2006)
  • Another Kind of Tenderness by Xue Di with Forrest Gander (Litmus, 2004)
  • Close Quote by Marie Borel (Burning Deck, 2003)
  • Mental Ground by Esther Tellermann (Burning Deck, 2002)
  • The Selected Poems of Edmond Jabes (Station Hill Press, 1988)

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