Poetry. "Imagine a novel whose setting is dark and indeterminate, whose nameless characters are shadowy, and whose circular plot unfolds timelessly—and you will be imagining John High's A BOOK OF UNKNOWING. These powerful poems, whose language rushes past in a torrent of disorienting yet evocative images and sounds, will pull you out of this world and into another, that matters a great deal more, where all that you think you know becomes doubtful"—Norman Fischer. "John High's poems, threaded together by narratives of childhood that span a century, are always immediate, grounded, and as fleeting as the moment. Throughout, High's art stays close to the heart. The music is visible"—Matvei Yankelevich.
|Publisher:||Talisman House, Publishers|
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About the Author
John High ranks among the most accomplished and respected poets, translators, and editors of his generation. Founding editor of Five Fingers Review and author of THE LIVES OF THOMAS, The Sasha Poems, THE DESIRE NOTEBOOKS, BLOODLINE: SELECTED WRITINGS, HERE, and A BOOK OF UNKNOWNING, among others, he is one of his generation's foremost translators of contemporary Russian poetry. The principal editor of CROSSING CENTURIES: THE NEW GENERATION IN RUSSIAN POETRY, he is known for his translations of Nina Iskrenko, Ivan Zhdanov, and Alexei Parschikov, among others. A former Fulbright professor at Moscow State Linguistics University, he currently teaches at Long Island University.