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Description - Be With by Forrest Gander

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."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811226059
ISBN-10: 0811226050
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 30-May-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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