The poems in Jilted City inhabit in-between-places, when a border is being crossed, a word is slipping into another language, when memory is translating loss. From 'Stations where the train doesn't stop' in 'Blue Guide', following a train journey through Belgium, to 'City of Lost Walks', English versions of a dissident Romanian poet whose work is a regretful meditation on a vanished culture, McGuinness explores transition and translation, the afterlife of absences.
Wit and paradox are at the heart of a collection that finds unforeseen connections between place and displacement.
|Publisher:||Carcanet Press, Limited|
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About the Author
Patrick McGuinness is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous international journals and magazines, as well as in the anthology New Poetries II. He is the author of the collection The Canals of Mars and the scholarly Maurice Maeterlinck and the Making of Modern Theatre and Symbolism, Decadence, and the fin de siècle. He is the editor of Against Nature and T.E. Hulme’s Selected Writings.