Contraband of Hoopoe

Ewa Chrusciel (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.95
Publisher
Omnidawn
Publish Date
October 07, 2014
Pages
104
Dimensions
6.02 X 9.08 X 0.36 inches | 0.49 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781890650995
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About the Author

EWA CHRUSCIEL has two books in Polish, Furkot and Sopilki, and one in English, Strata, which won the 2009 Emergency Press International Book Contest. Her poems have appeared in many journals in Poland, England, Italy, and the U.S., including jubilat, Boston Review, Colorado Review, and Lana Turner. She translated Jack London, Joseph Conrad, I.B. Singer, and several contemporary American poets into Polish. She is associate professor of humanities at Colby-Sawyer College.

Reviews

"[A] strange, mesmerizing fourth collection." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Constructed as equal parts poetry collection, historical essay, thesis and travel journal, this is a complex and thoughtful collection...." --Rob Mclennan, Rob Mclennan BLOG
Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
Poetry International"
Cutbank"
[A] strange, mesmerizing fourth collection. "Publishers Weekly (starred review)""
The excitement one experiences reading the Polish and American poet Ewa Chrusciel s new book is hard to describe. If one made an amalgam of Darwin, early Hejinian, Byzantine art, near Eastern books of wisdom, Ponge, Pavese, sacred Hopi and Amerindian texts, one still wouldn t be able to come up with the magical contraband this vessel is carrying. Jorie Graham, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry"
[A] strange, mesmerizing fourth collection. Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
As Chrusciel s poems lead us from modern airports to the immigration halls of Ellis Island, to the tunnels under the Warsaw Ghetto . we experience the way the past settles in us as an invisible presence. Miriam O Neal, Poetry International"
Chrusciel, an immigrant herself, challenges stereotypes throughout the book, revealing immigration to be at the core of social and cultural advancement. Christina Cook, Cutbank"
"[A] strange, mesmerizing fourth collection." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"It's not a difficult thing to think that at a poetry festival, you might hear a poem that piques your interest. It's an entirely different thing to hear something- a way of offering words to a subject of already well-tilled ground in a fresh voice that makes you beeline to the bookfair area and snatch up the sole remaining copy of that poet's book. And so it was that I met Ewa Chrusciel, first through her reading from A Contraband of Hoopoe... I've read this collection several times and each reading offers new nuggets of insight. At the heart of Hoopoe is a collection exploring the immigrant experience. This focus on immigrants coming to the U.S., feels particularly pressing and timely right now, one to be kept on the front burner." --Annelies Zijderveld, The Food Poet
"[A] strange, mesmerizing fourth collection."-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)" (1/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)
"As Chrusciel's poems lead us from modern airports to the immigration halls of Ellis Island, to the tunnels under the Warsaw Ghetto.... we experience the way the past settles in us as an invisible presence."--Miriam O'Neal "Poetry International" (4/15/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"The excitement one experiences reading the Polish and American poet Ewa Chrusciel's new book is hard to describe. If one made an amalgam of Darwin, early Hejinian, Byzantine art, near Eastern books of wisdom, Ponge, Pavese, sacred Hopi and Amerindian texts, one still wouldn't be able to come up with the magical contraband this vessel is carrying."--Jorie Graham, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry "Poetry International" (1/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)
"Chrusciel, an immigrant herself, challenges stereotypes throughout the book, revealing immigration to be at the core of social and cultural advancement."--Christina Cook "Cutbank" (1/1/2015 12:00:00 AM)