Place orders directly from the Carolina Wren website
or at your local book store.
Advance Praise for Goldberg—Variations
FLY-FISHER, WORD-HOUND, WIT and storyteller,
Charles Wyatt is most of all a poet with musical skills
abounding. . . . Goldberg–Variations is a virtuosity of
verse. —DAVID BAKER
SUCH DELIGHT, TO SPEND AN AFTERNOON jiggering
around in Charles Wyatt’s Goldberg–Variations, within
which we readers are transported to so many elsewheres,
each with its own lingo, its lush vocabulary.
WALTER PATER’S FAMOUS MAXIM THAT ALL ART
aspires to the condition of music is given rapturous
embodiment in Charles Wyatt’s Goldberg–Variations.
Ekphrastic poetry might be enjoying a surprising
renaissance but Wyatt is the inheritor of an even rarer
practice, call it auresis, or aural mimesis, that is poetry
which imitates the pitch, rhythm and dynamics of
music. Listen closely, for enthralling the ear and stimulating
the mind, Goldberg–Variations is a major concerto
of a book, demonstrating the proximity of our
art forms and the sheer universe of delight they can
provoke within us.
—RAVI SHANKAR, 2014 CONTEST JUDGE
GOLDBERG–VARIATIONS IS A BOOK OF MARVELS.