George Wallace has been growing in prominence on the international poetry scene. For November, we’re featuring special pricing for his two Three Rooms Press Press books:
EOS: ABDUCTOR OF MEN: In a bilingual collection (Greek-English) dedicated to the contemporary struggles of the Greek people, George Wallace rivets readers with his thoroughly original, modern day beat flow, elevating bakeries to the temples of gods and love to a powerful river. With stunning translations to Greek by Lina Sipitanou, this book is like no other you’ve read before.
Praise for EOS:
“George Wallace realigns the rules… And the transcendent spirit, above materiality, is the spirit of Greekness, of Greeks. The poems in EOS are hopeful poems of what is possible, real, holy. The collection leaves me with a belief in the endlessness of people, their connection to the past—and to each other, and to all time.”
— Tryfon Tolides, Tsotili, West Macedonia, Greece, Lannan Foundation Resident
“Like no other poet you’ve read before…Wallace doesn’t want to simply remake the conventions of the contemporary free verse poems as we understand them; he seems to want to remake the reader herself, to alter her aesthetically and psychologically,” says Terri Brown-Davidson, Pedestal Magazine.
EOS: Abductor of Men; poems by George Wallace, translated to Greek from the original English by Lina Sipitanou (bilingual: Greek/English)
ISBN 978-0-9884008-0-1; 82; $15.00
About George Wallace
George Wallace (AB, MPH, MFA) is an award winning poet and journalist from New York who has performed his work across America and in Europe. Author of Poppin’ Johnny (Three Rooms Press, 2009), EOS: Abductor of Man (Three Rooms Press, 2013), and twenty-five chapbooks of poetry, he has served as editor of Poetrybay (www.poetrybay.com), Long Island Quarterly, Walt’s Corner, Great Weather for Media, and other electronic and hard copy literary publications.
In 2018, he was awarded the Alexander the Great Gold Medal, in part for his bilingual poetry collection, EOS. The award, given by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is presented to those who have made advancements with culture.
A former Peace Corps Volunteer, USAF Medical Officer and Community Health Organizer, he is winner of the CW Post Poetry Prize and the Poetry Kit Best Book award. With Oklahoma poet laureate Carol Hamilton he co-founded the Woody Guthrie Poetss, and was named a “Next Generation Beat” by the Lowell Celebrates Kerouac festival committee. In 2003, George Wallace was named first Poet Laureate for Suffolk County, NY. In 2011 he was named Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace.