Continued

Continued

by Piotr Sommer
     
 

ISBN-10: 081956768X

ISBN-13: 9780819567680

Pub. Date: 04/01/2005

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Continued is a selection of poems by Piotr Sommer, spanning his career to date. A kind of poetic utterance, these "talk poems" are devoid of any singsong quality yet faithfully preserve all the melodies and rhythms of colloquial speech. Events and objects of ordinary, everyday life are related and described by the speaker in a deliberately deadpan manner. Yet a

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Continued is a selection of poems by Piotr Sommer, spanning his career to date. A kind of poetic utterance, these "talk poems" are devoid of any singsong quality yet faithfully preserve all the melodies and rhythms of colloquial speech. Events and objects of ordinary, everyday life are related and described by the speaker in a deliberately deadpan manner. Yet a closer look at the language he uses, with all its ironic inflections and subtle "intermeanings," reveals that the poem's "message" should be identified more with the way it is spoken than with what it says. The poems in this volume were translated into English with the help of other notable poets, writers, and translators, including John Ashbery, D.J. Enright, and Douglas Dunn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819567680
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Acknoledgments
Foreword - August Kleinzahler
From Shepherd's Song / Piosenka pasterska (1999)
Morning on Earth
Yesterday
Visibility
Municipal Services
Continued i.m. Milton Hindus
Short Version
Tomorrow
Shepherd' Song
From elsewhere
Sometimes, Yes
From Lyric Factor and Other Poems / Czynnik liryczny i inne wiersze (1988)
Indiscretions
Candle
Amnesia
Station Lights
Landscape with Branch
Transparencies
Innocence
Believe me
Home and Night
Guesswork
Days of the Week
Travel Permit, Round Trip
Leaves and Comes Back
Medicine
According to Brecht
A Certain Tree in Powazki Cemetery
Fragile
Don't Sleep, Take Notes
Third State
Liberation, in Language
Landscape with the Wind
Worldliness
Neolith
Talkativeness
Grammar
Ah, Continuity
Lighter, Darker
Proofs
Apoliticial Poem
Ode to the Carnival
Don't Worry, It Won't Get Lost
Receding Planets of the Rowan Tree
Out of Town
Prospects in Prose
A Small Treatise on Non-Contradiction
A Maple Leaf
From elsewhere
Little Graves
From A Subsequent Word

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