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Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 10/11/2005
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Piotr Sommer is one of Poland's leading poets. Continued extends and enlarges the achievement of his earlier Bloodaxe selection, Things to Translate, and spans his whole career to date. The translations were made with the help of leading British and American poets, including John Ashbery, Douglas Dunn and D.J. Enright. 'It might come as a shock to you, but the real father of Polish poetry written in the last twenty years is Piotr Sommer. Look at his clarity, his gentle light as immediately after rain, his landscapes and touches, his fascinating human scale - and find out why' - tomaz salamun 'Piotr Sommer is the great poet of "everyday loneliness, contrary to your self, perhaps". Like Frank O'Hara, whom he has translated into Polish, he is on the lookout for what he calls "improper names" - the very ones that allow us to construe the unkempt and taciturn world that surrounds us' - john ashbery 'The art of the poetry - and its art is considerable, singular and memorable - is in the way it matter-of-factly transforms ordinary incident, character, landscape, object, and the assorted interactions thereof, into tiny metaphysical and epistemological essays: investigations into the subjects of language, imagination, impermanence, memory, identity. It is a poetry that engages large subjects through its attentiveness to seemingly small or minor events...'There is a quality of otherness in the poetry, or the suggestion of otherness. Boundaries are continually being crossed. There are sallies and retreats. What at first may seem straightforward is, in fact, rather craftily and carefully assembled and held taut in a web of contingencies. Sommer is very much the poet as double-agent, working both sides of the border and travelling incognito' - august kleinzahler

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781852247027
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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