Bones Will Crow

Bones Will Crow : An Anthology of Burmese Poetry

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The poems include global references from a culture in which foreign books and the internet are regarded with suspicion and where censorship is an industry. The poets have been ingenious in their use of metaphor to escape surveillance and censorship, writing poet-modern, avant-garde, performance and online poetries. The anthology reveals the transition of traditional to modernist poetry, the development of Burmese poetry over the second half of the 20th century, as Burma has changed. Through their wildly diverse styles, these poems delight in the freedom to experiment with poetic tradition.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 20mm | 426g
  • Lancs, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1906570892
  • 9781906570897
  • 588,785

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Poems like these demand a response from the reader. There is no hiding or denying our call to respond to these poems in translation, which offer the opportunity to further understand ourselves in relation to another. The poems of Bones Will Crow exist in their own right and should be treated with the same deference that we afford poets who are more familiar and less complex. The contradictory and imposing forces that shape Burmese poetry continue to create an evolving poetics that courageously redefines and reasserts itself, both internally and externally, to the wider literate world. Saradha Soobrayen, Poetry Review 2012
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About Dr James Byrne

Tin Moe (1933-2007), Thitsar Ni (b. 1946), Aung Cheimt (b. 1948), Ma Ei (b. 1948), Maung Chaw Nwe (1949-2002), Maung Pyiyt Min (b. 1953), Khin Aung Aye (b. 1956), Zeyar Lynn (b. 1958), Maung Thein Zaw (b. 1959), Moe Zaw (b. 1964), Moe Way (b. 1969), ko ko thett (b. 1972), Eaindra (b. 1973), Pandora (b. 1974), Maung Yu Py (b. 1981)
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