Core Samples from the World

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Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
95
Dimensions
6.04 X 0.22 X 8.99 inches | 0.34 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811218870
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About the Author

Forrest Gander was born in the Mojave Desert and grew up in Virginia. In addition to writing poetry, he has translated works by Coral Bracho, Alfonso D'Aquino, Pura Lopez-Colome, Pablo Neruda, and Jaime Saenz. The recipient of grants from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim, Howard, Whiting, and United States Artists Foundations, he taught for many years as the AK Seaver Professor of Literary Arts & Comparative Literature at Brown University.

Reviews

Gander pays attention to nuance. He sees collaborations between the world and self as ethical questions.--Grace Cavalieri

Each section opens with a complex, disorienting poem that re-creates the traveler's experience of being in a place where things don't quite make sense. Then Gander shares stories of things he has seen or heard of. He records his observations as he travels with other writers and exchanges ideas about poetry's ability to transcend borders. The reader is constantly surprised by what comes next -- such as a side trip to Utopia, Va. -- and begins to crave the interruptions, which add freshness and energy to the work

-- (03/06/2012)

Gander has always been an innovative poet, and one deeply concerned with the events, and languages, beyond America's borders. In this, certainly his most accessible, and possibly his most powerful, book, he brings the world's frightening and beautiful strangeness far beyond the edge of the page.

-- (03/06/2012)