The North Atlantic Turbine

The naming of our publishing company was inspired by this evocative poem by Ed Dorn. In 2002. we published the poet's much anticipated biography, written by Tom Clark.

Edward Dorn
The North Atlantic Turbine, 1967

I am the creature
from the north atlantic. I will speak
now of the circulation of my discontent
and of that dull unhappiness which,
on the occasions of their excitement,
all creatures describe. Total war
has been uninstructive,
a Krupp will arise from the classic flame, civil
war tears the heart and trade flourishes
doubly.

The turbine moves clockwise
on the northern surface. As long as its base
stays - solutions outside that bind
can come from Plato and Walter Brennan
to no effect.