Feast

To read Tomaž Šalamun is to understand the delights of contemporary poetry. He is one of the major names in the international avant-garde. Irreverent, self-mythologizing, tragic, and visionary, he is a poet of immense range and cunning, able to encompass everything from Balkan wars and politics to the most intimate personal experiences. Feast, his latest collection in English, brings together both early and more recent work. "Realism, surrealism, song. Aphorisms, lyric, anti-lyric," as Jorie Graham wrote, are all to be found in these poems. Here is the most blasphemous of poets who is also a great religious poet. "Throw open a window, pull up a chair, and enjoy the imaginative feast" (Edward Hirsch).

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544343689

  • ISBN-10: 0544343689

  • Pages: 112

  • Price: $10.99

  • Publication Date: 09/23/2014

  • Carton Quantity: 1

Tomaz Salamun
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Tomaz Salamun

Tomaž Šalamun was born in 1941 in Zagreb. He has published over thirty books of poetry and frequently teaches at American universities, including Pittsburgh, Richmond, and Texas.
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    "It is a good thing to have Šalamun's work in English. Some of it is very funny and graceful. All of it has provocation and imaginative intensity and aesthetic risk."—Robert Hass, former Poet Laureate of the United States.

    "Šalamun's poems...are comic, worldly, political, and blasphemous."—James Tate, author of Shroud of the Gnome.

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544343689

  • ISBN-10: 0544343689

  • Pages: 112

  • Price: $10.99

  • Publication Date: 09/23/2014

  • Carton Quantity: 1

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