Synopses & Reviews
Continuumis a sweeping collection from a "miraculous" (Dana Gioia) poet. Spanning nearly sixty years, these poems--both new English translations of her work in Romanian--blend her gallows humor and an engagement with the human experience, from memories of a childhood at play to the contemplation of a gradual mortality.
" contains many poems in which the pleasure is that of speaking out with a surrealist flourish." Providence Journal
Spanning nearly sixty years, these poems--both new English compositions and Nina Cassian's translations of her work in Romanian--blend her gallows humor with an engagement with the human experience.
"The poems in this work show Cassian to be . . . a poet who can work miracles with language."--
About the Author
Nina Cassian (1924--2014) was born in Galati, Romania. A composer, journalist, film critic, and translator of Shakespeare and Brecht, Cassian was exiled from Romania in 1985.