The City with Horns

The City with Horns

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"Every artist paints what he is", said Jackson Pollock, the iconic figure of the American Abstract Expressionist movement. His tumultuous life and his revolutionary vision provide the storyline for the main sequence of poems in The City with Horns, Tamar Yoseloff's fourth collection, in which Yoseloff plays ventriloquist to the voices of Pollock; his wife, the painter Lee Krasner; and his mistress, Ruth Kligman (who survived the car crash that killed him). The characters of James Dean, Frank O'Hara and William de Kooning are also woven into the narrative. And it is Pollock's dictum that provides the departure point for other poems which chart the attempt to find hidden meanings - whether through driving blind on a road at night, reading James Joyce in a Japanese restaurant, or gazing at a concrete wall. In The City with Horns, you will find journeys through the poet's adopted city of London and through turbulent weather, on trains, into fields that conjure up the past, and around junk yards where treasure can be found. This is Yoseloff's most challenging collection to date.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 6mm | 90.72g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • No
  • 1844718182
  • 9781844718184
  • 1,517,533

Table of contents

Contents


The City with Horns


Part One


City Winter


Concrete


Invisible Nearby Sea


Cryptographer


Siberia


The Russian Ending


Reading Ulysses in the Teri Aki Sushi Bar


Shadow


Wish you were


Mannequins on 7th Street


The Sadness of the Scrapyard


Tokens


Blackwork


Stamps


London Particular


City Winter


Part Two


The City with Horns


The city with horns


Lee Visits the Studio


Springs


Connected


Portrait of the Artist as a Depressed Bastard


Short Voyages


Rebel Without a Cause


Cedar Nights


Singing Woman


Death Car Girl


Night Journey


Gothic Landscape


Alchemy


Part Three


Indian Summer


Forecast


Weather


A Stone


Train


Field


Wreck


Apres un reve


Mud


Honeymoon


Lemons


Hour of blues


Where you are


January


Jetty


Indian Summer in the Old City


Notes
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[Speaking of Fetch]: These are dark poems in the best sense of the word, edgy, unnerving, but glittering, too. Tamar Yoseloff can make a visit to the dentist or a lamb curry sexy and sinister. I've followed her career from the beginning; Fetch is her most ambitious book yet, and her best.--Matthew Francis
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About Tamar Yoseloff

Tamar Yoseloff was born in the US in 1965. She is the author of three poetry collections, the most recent entitled Fetch (Salt, 2007). She is also the author of Marks, a collaboration with the artist Linda Karshan, and the editor of A Room to Live In: A Kettle's Yard Anthology. Her upcoming collection, The City with Horns, is due in May 2011. She lives in London, where she is a freelance tutor in creative writing.
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