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Borrowed Love Poems

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If the "I" cannot be representative, what or who can it represent? In John Yau's new collection, Borrowed Love Poems, the reader encounters artists (Hiroshige and Eva Hesse), poets (Marina Tsvetayeva and Georg Trakl), actors (Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre), and memorable figures (a retired wrestler and a private eye named Genghis Chan). Each becomes a spectral, sonorous presence inhabiting the polymorphic body of the page, a shadow of a shadow lit from within. Yau's poems are dazzling explorations of the multiple, shifting sands of identity, of the fictional, fake, factual, and autobiographical selves that pass like ghosts through the empty space known as "I." Able to seamlessly merge a strict yet eccentric methodology with wild flights of the imagination, Yau moves into a rich, complex realm, where the flickering edges of consciousness-the dream state-become poetry.

About the Author

John Yau is a well-known poet, critic, and editor. he has published eight books of poems and several works of prose, as well as monographs on the work of Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and A. R. Penck. His poetry and criticism have been published in dozens of national magazines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142000519
Author:
Yau, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Poets, Penguin
Series Volume:
no. 40
Publication Date:
20020326
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.38x5.54x.47 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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