Works in Progress: or, What a Sabbatical Hath Wrought
- A new English translation of Francis Ponge's Le parti pris des choses completed in collaboration with Jean-Luc Garneau, forthcoming in 2016 from Kenning Editions.
- Hannah and the Master is a poetic fiction that reimagines the scandalous romance between Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt for the age of global climate disruption. Excerpts have appeared or are forthcoming in New American Writing and The Offending Adam.
- A new full-length poetry collection is in the works that I'm calling Mrs. God.
- I've recently completed the manuscript of a second novel about a middle-aged American writer on the edge of nihilistic despair who leaves his wife and child behind to go on a meandering and comic journey through Dublin, Oxford, Morocco, and Spain, in pursuit of legendary spirits of art and literature, Samuel Beckett and William S. Burroughs chief among them. His story is intercut with the tale of his own parents’ romance in late 60s Manhattan: how his father, an assimilated Jewish boychik from the Chicago suburbs, met and married his mother, the acerbic and traumatized daughter of Holocaust survivors. Title ideas welcome.
New Review of The Barons
R.D. Wood reviews The Barons at Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics: "The diversity of America is metaphysical, it is empirical; it lends itself to epic. There is then a synergy of poetry with world, which is something endearing and noticeable about Corey’s work. Pop culture, personal experience, poetic archive clash and sing and devise a way to engage with epic." Read the rest of the review here.