Continued Continued Continued Continued Continued

Continued Continued Continued Continued Continued Continued is a selection of poems by Piotr Sommer spanning his career to date A kind of poetic utterance these talk poems are devoid of any singsong quality yet faithfully preserve all the melodies

  • Title: Continued Continued Continued Continued Continued
  • Author: Piotr Sommer
  • ISBN: 9780819567680
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
  • Continued is a selection of poems by Piotr Sommer, spanning his career to date A kind of poetic utterance, these talk poems are devoid of any singsong quality yet faithfully preserve all the melodies and rhythms of colloquial speech Events and objects of ordinary, everyday life are related and described by the speaker in a deliberately deadpan manner Yet a closer lookContinued is a selection of poems by Piotr Sommer, spanning his career to date A kind of poetic utterance, these talk poems are devoid of any singsong quality yet faithfully preserve all the melodies and rhythms of colloquial speech Events and objects of ordinary, everyday life are related and described by the speaker in a deliberately deadpan manner Yet a closer look at the language he uses, with all its ironic inflections and subtle intermeanings, reveals that the poem s message should be identified with the way it is spoken than with what it says The poems in this volume were translated into English with the help of other notable poets, writers, and translators, including John Ashbery, D.J Enright, and Douglas Dunn.

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    1. Hard to find language this fresh. Even in translation this outshines most American poetry, overburdened as it is with the unfortunate trappings of poetry.

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