By Robert Wrigley
A strong new assortment from an award-winning poet.
on the center of Robert Wrigley's new booklet are the fears that locate us on the darkest occasions and the hopes we upward thrust to every morning. those poems discover that time the place the sacred and the profane come jointly, that position of good looks contained in the gruesome and the gruesome inside of what's appealing. The legislation of nature, the commandments of capitalism, and the foundations of warfare are reworked into songs of longing, patriotism, and dissent; we're additionally reminded of the grace living within the glimpse of a horse lower than a whole moon or the preserved lock of a lover's hair. Elegiac and lyrical, playful and offended, Beautiful Country bargains a imaginative and prescient of a rustic that's unflinching, challenging, and generous.
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These translated poems have been incorporated in a dissertation written by way of Clare E. Sullivan below the identify "Translation and Poetry of Olga Orozco". those translations haven't been released in different places, AFAIK. the one English-translated poems of Olga Orozco have been released lower than the identify "Engravings Torn From Insomnia" (trans. Mary Crow) which i've got scanned and uploaded.
Olga Orozco (1920-1999) (real identify Olga Noemí Gugliotta) used to be an Argentine poet born in Toay, l. a. Pampa. She spent her adolescence in Bahía Blanca until eventually she used to be sixteen years outdated and he or she moved to Buenos Aires along with her mom and dad the place she initiated her profession as a writer.
Orozco directed a few literary courses utilizing a few pseudonymous names whereas she labored as a journalist. She was once a member of so-called «Tercera Vanguardia» new release, which had a powerful surrealist tendency . Her poetic works have been encouraged via Rimbaud, Nerval, Baudelaire, Miłosz and Rilke.
Clare Sullivan, an affiliate Professor of Spanish on the collage of Louisville, makes a speciality of translation and modern Latin American poetry. She released a translation of Argentine Alicia Kozameh’s 250 Saltos, uno inmortal in 2007 and Mexican Cecilia Urbina’s Un martes como hoy in 2008, either with Wings Press. In 2011 she is going to direct a brand new translation certificates software on the collage of Louisville.
Amy Gerstler has gained approval for advanced but available poetry that's via turns extravagant, subversive, surreal, and playful. In her new assortment, medication, she deploys quite a few dramatic voices, spoken by means of such disparate characters as Cinderella's depraved sisters, the spouse of a nineteenth-century naturalist, a murder detective, and a girl who's fortunately married to a endure.
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Filled my days with model trains and trees whittled down, lowered my face into miniature smoke rising from the locomotive, at once acrid and sweet— inhaling it all, a heaven to hold forever. Or, a picnic, on a green hill. Autumn sun, sandwiches stacked high, and who I could love with me on a red gingham blanket, both of us fattened by time. You would think a bone stoppered my throat for how I talk, ridiculous clot of babble and gurgle, impediment as dreamed by the idiot or obvious— and then writ large, screamed out so no one with ears could ever miss me.
In the largest eyes ever, the goggling gimlets of the architeuthis as we sink in the inkwell dark of the blind ocean. As extras in the cast of Yog the Space Amoeba, mouthing Japanese we never before knew, our fear real, the danger fake, each building burnt like a cheap cigarette, down to an ashen stub, down to the loveless earth where you say to me we must run or die. indd 31 6/29/07 11:31:14 AM Seduction with Entropy If you think I’m honest, speak to me when it’s night. I’ll say anything when my face is blank like a moon.
Indd 54 6/29/07 11:31:20 AM Notes for My Body Double The plot hole by which you must enter in to the story is a doozy, a real humdinger, if you will, and it is all made of ﬁre, the way the stars are made of ﬁre, though we dream them to be utterly cold and prickly with a sad light. Nothing ever stops in my world to hear me singing to you. I have always loved you, sweet twin, beloved doppelgänger, alien lump of word in my mouth, language I spent three years learning only to forget when it grew too hard the phrases that meant something: Dear, I am your long lost butter cookie; and, I am sorry, it was accidental, but I have dipped the poodle in laudanum.
Beautiful Country by Robert Wrigley