Botero's Beautiful Horses

Botero's Beautiful Horses

by Jan Conn

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Poetry. "Do we want love / each and every day of our lives?" Jan Conn asks in a poem called "Michoacan." "You bet your ass," she answers. The poems of BOTERO'S BEAUTIFUL HORSES are charged with otherness, bright with the exhilaration and danger of transformation. Many are descriptions of surrealist canvases, astonishingly kinetic narratives composed by looking hard at unusual pictures, the artists' writings and their circumstances--and letting them speak for themselves. The book becomes a journey away from the familiar into other cultures, especially Latin American. Poem after poem gathers a sense of inner as well as outward journey away from a "perilous childhood" into a wide world rich and strange with a recurrent underworld motif of darkness, blackness. But what a black! Rich and various, life as if viewed in the "obsidian mirrors the Aztecs fashioned from the dark."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781894078870
Publisher: Brick Books
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jan Conn was brought up in Asbestos, Quebec. She now lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and works as a professor of Biomedical Sciences whose research focuses on mosquitoes, their evolution and ecology. She is the author of six previous books of poetry.

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