Sam Hamill

Sam Hamill

Sam Hamill has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and two Washington Governor’s Arts Awards, among many others. He is cofounder of Copper Canyon Press in Port Townsend, Washington and worked there until 2004. His many works include, most recently, Almost Paradise: Selected Poems & Translations (Shambhala, 2005) and Dumb Luck (2002).

The Infinite Moment

Poetry by Sam Hamill

The Infinite Moment is a personal selection made by a poet known for his elegant translations from several languages, Chinese, Japanese, Estonian, Latin, and now ancient Greek. Drawing from the classic Lyra Graeca and The Greek Anthology, Sam Hamill has made new, American translations of poems in the thousand-year tradition that begins with Sappho, Alcaeus, and Anakreon in the 6th century B.C.E and ends with Paulos Silentarios in the 6th century C.…
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