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Poasis: Selected Poems 1986-1999 (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

Pierre Joris

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ISBN 10: 0819564354 / ISBN 13: 9780819564351
Published by Wesleyan, 2001
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Title: Poasis: Selected Poems 1986-1999 (Wesleyan ...

Publisher: Wesleyan

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.

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Pierre Joris's poems are characterized by an arresting mix of passion and intellect, by what Pound called "language charged with meaning." For Joris, a language is always a second language, and his poetry takes as its main concern the question of marginality and exile. He is unique in being an American poet comfortable in three languages, and his work is filled with a dynamic language play, cross-linguistic puns, and themes of speculation on language, translation, and nomadism. Poasis, Joris's first major publication in the United States, highlights his work since the mid-1980s.

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