"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.
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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
I Should Feel Happy
I Am Sitting in a Room
Noises for the Talkies
The Women Are Weaning at the Cutter of the Now
Larry’s House of Brakes
La Chevy Nova
At the Small Bar in the Embassy
Jazz Impressions of Gazprom
For the Assorted (Vulcan Love Song)
You Are Dreaming the Wrong Dream