A. (Alfred) Poulin, Jr.

Poet, translator, and editor Alfred A. Poulin Jr. was born in 1938 and grew up in Lisbon, Maine. He earned a BA from St. Francis College in Maine, an MA from Loyola University in Chicago, and MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Founder of BOA editions, a poetry press devoted to publishing work by contemporary international and American authors, Poulin was also a professor and translator. He wrote a number of poetry collections, includingA. Poulin, Jr.: Selected Poems (2001), Cave Dwellers: Poems (1991), Momentary Order (1987), and The Nameless Garden (1978). Spiritual and philosophical concerns mark his work.

Poulin translated poetry from French and German, including Rainer Marie Rilke’s Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus (1977) and Anne Hérbert’s Day Has No Equal But Night (1994). He also edited several editions of the Contemporary Poetry Anthology.

Poulin was a professor at SUNY Brockport. He died in 1996

MA 1962

TitleAuthorRoleYear Of Publication
Selected Poemsauthor2001
Catawba: Omens, Prayers and Songs: Poemsauthor1977
Cave Dwellers: Poemsauthor1991
A Momentary Order: Poemsauthor1987
The Nameless Gardenauthor1978
A Nest of Sonnetsauthor1985
The Slaughter of Pigsauthor1981
The Widow’s Taboo: Poems After the Catawbaauthor1977
In Advent: poemsauthor1972
Contemporary American Poetry.Editor, Author1971
The Complete French Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke1986
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