Be With

Be With

Book - 2018
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"Drawing from his experience as a translator, Forrest Gander includes in the first, powerfully elegiac section a version of a poem by the Spanish mystical poet St. John of the Cross. He continues with a long multilingual poem examining the syncretic geological and cultural history of the U.S. border with Mexico. The poems of the third section--a moving transcription of Gander's efforts to address his mother dying of Alzheimer's--rise from the page like hymns, transforming slowly from reverence to revelation. Gander has been called one of our most formally restless poets, and these new poems express a characteristically tensile energy and, as one critic noted, "the most eclectic diction since Hart Crane" --
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780811226059
0811226050
Branch Call Number: Poetry 811.54 Gan
Additional Contributors: Flomen, Michael - Photographer

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