Feast : Poems
To read Tomaž Salamun 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).
- Hardback | 112 pages
- 141.2 x 209.3 x 15.7mm | 268.73g
- 23 Oct 2000
- Harcourt Brace International
- Orlando, United States
"It is a good thing to have Salamun'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."Salamun's poems...are comic, worldly, political, and blasphemous."--James Tate, author of Shroud of the Gnome.