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Pierre Joris's poems are characterized by an arresting mix of passion and intellect, by what Pound called "language charged with meaning." For Joris, a language is always a second language, and his poetry takes as its main concern the question of marginality and exile. He is unique in being an American poet comfortable in three languages, and his work is filled with a dynamic language play, cross-linguistic puns, and themes of speculation on language, translation, and nomadism. Poasis, Joris's first major publication in the United States, highlights his work since the mid-1980s.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780819564351
ISBN-10: 0819564354
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 212
Imprint: University Press of New England
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Pierre Joris

Pierre Joris is the author of more than twenty books, most recently h.j.r. (1999) and Winnetou Old (1994), and has translated Paul Celan and Pablo Picasso, among others. With Jerome Rothenberg he co-edited Poems for the Millennium: The University of California Book of Modern & Postmodern Poetry (1995 volume 1, 1998 volume 2). He is Professor of English at SUNY-Albany.

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