A Path to the Sea

A Path to the Sea

by Liliana Ursu
     
 


Poetry. Translated from Romanian by Liliana Ursu, Andrew J. Sorkin, and Tess Gallagher. "'Like a ring of fire around fire,' Liliana Ursu ends her poem, an image that also conveys the intensity of this book. Translating these amazing poems was like translating lightning. They left me singed and stricken but lifted by their illuminations, their sudden, piercing…  See more details below

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Poetry. Translated from Romanian by Liliana Ursu, Andrew J. Sorkin, and Tess Gallagher. "'Like a ring of fire around fire,' Liliana Ursu ends her poem, an image that also conveys the intensity of this book. Translating these amazing poems was like translating lightning. They left me singed and stricken but lifted by their illuminations, their sudden, piercing power. Co-existing with Ursu's magical binding of the broken world with 'word-shadow' is her close, wide, child's eye fixed tenderly on wild strawberries, on the bird's egg fallen from its forest nest. She knows to leave the wasp's sting in us, allowing us 'great pain after great love.'"—Tess Gallagher

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929355754
Publisher:
Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press
Publication date:
09/21/2011
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Liliana Ursu is a poet, prose writer, and translator, with eighteen books published in Romania. She has been translated into many languages, including three previous books in English. She lives in Bucharest, teaching courses in poetry and creative writing, producing occasional radio programs for Romania cultural, and writing. She has received two Fulbright grants and taught creative writing at the University of Louisville and at Bucknell University, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Her books in English include A PATH TO THE SEA (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2011), LIGHTWALL (Zephyr Press, 2009), and GOLDSMITH MARKET (Zephyr Press, 2003).

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