Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (1995) Mark Rudman - poet, essayist, translator, and teacher - has consistently pursued questions of human relationship and identity, and in Rider he takes the poetry of autobiography and confessional to a new plane. In a polyphonic narrative that combines verse with lyrical prose and often humorous dialogue, Rudman examines his own coming-of-age through the lens of his relationships with his grandfather, father, step-father, and son. These memories emerge against the background of a family history anchored in the traditions of Judaism and the culture of the diaspora.
MARK RUDMAN is Adjunct Professor in the writing programs at Columbia University and New York University, editor of the literary magazine Pequod, and recipient of numerous awards. His most recent book if Diverse Voices (1993). Poet, essayist, and translator, Mark Rudman's recent books include Provoked in Venice (1999), Millennium Hotel (1996), and Realm of Unknowing (1995).