by Rodney Koeneke


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"Melding images of natural timelessness with appearances from contemporary culture, Koeneke's collection is easily enjoyed by the well-seasoned bard and poetic neophyte alike."—Bookslut

Etruria is a diverse collection of poems featuring found language, ancient Latin, sitcom stars, even Marianne Moore, unified by a threading of ideas and meditations that span the ancient and contemporary.

heart, build up your fire like a neighbor
getting too drunk at spring's first barbecue

Rodney Koeneke is author of Musee Mechanique and Rouge State, winner of the Transcontinental Poetry Award, along with several chapbooks. He teaches at Portland State University.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933517810
Publisher: Wave Books
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Rodney Koeneke is author of the poetry collections Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006) and Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003), winner of the Transcontinental Poetry Award, along with several chapbooks. He’s also published a historical monograph, Empires of the Mind: I.A. Richards and Basic English in China, 1929-1979 (Stanford University Press, 2004). He holds a B.A. in History from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in History and Humanities from Stanford. An early member of the Flarf Collective, he was involved with Poets Theater and Neo-Benshi events in the San Francisco Bay Area until 2006, when he moved to Portland, Oregon where he currently lives, writes, and teaches British and World History at Portland State University.

Table of Contents

Toward a Theory of Translation
The Real Aeneid
sharon mesmer
Tiny Spark
I Should Feel Happy
I Am Sitting in a Room
Occitan Reverb
Noises for the Talkies
The Women Are Weaning at the Cutter of the Now
nichita stanescu
Community Sing
Indignant Puppies
valerie bertinelli
Googly World
Happy Xmas
rod smith
Labor Day
Larry’s House of Brakes
La Chevy Nova
The Leftenant
gary sullivan
At the Small Bar in the Embassy
slow poem
slavoj žižek
Jazz Impressions of Gazprom
For the Assorted (Vulcan Love Song)
marianne moore
Traditional Countertops
You Are Dreaming the Wrong Dream
jack spicer
no title
Bardic Genetics

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