If you ask only for what s ere you get everything This is a very slim book and every page is alive I ordered it thanks to "THE GOODREADS ALGORITHM THAT TELLS US "Goodreads algorithm that tells us month about new books by authors we ve reviewed On the theory that anything by Eliot Weinberger is worth reading a theory so far absolutely verified I read itThe idea of the book is fourteen manifestations of diversity instances of the collage of a poet pasted physically or mentally onto a specific unfamiliar landscape Sounds like nothing Any poem might claim the same But Weinberger Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey has chosen well and strangely from several poets I ve nevereard of as well as a uartet of favorites Lorca Hikmet Pessoa and Villaurrutia the last of whom I only know because Weinberger translated a collection by Squash Basics - How To Play Squash him back in 1992 and I was lucky enough to discover itI couldappily uote from every poem lines from Lorca s dystopian dawn in NYC after the 1929 crash or Villaurrutia s erotic dream What Is a Googly?: The Mysteries of Cricket Explained heavy nocturne about the lost angels of Los Angeles Or N zim Hikmet s Things I Didn t Know I LovedI never knew I liked the night pitch blacksparks fly from the engineI didn t know I loved sparksOr the delicate poem about drinking a glass of water by Toriko Takarabe that contains the unaccountable lineBut when the water passes down my throatI wouldn t think of a Mongolian man followingis sheepWeinberger s brief notes at the end of each poem are stuffed with surprise Who knew about the new Nicaraguan vanguard of which the 15 year old poet Joau n "Pasos was a member or that there is a book to be " was a member or that there is a book to be about the network of poets that once existed across the African diaspora from the 1920s to the 1970s embracing such movements as Negritude and Black Nationalism Plus there s a 15th poem Of Magic and Mating New Canton Republic hidden in these notes by the supposed screenwriter Charles Reznikoff who spent two years in the 1930s watching the flies onis desk This one s from a seuence called Autobiography HollywoodIt 竹光始末 The Bamboo Sword And Other Samurai Tales has been raining for three daysThe faces of the giantson the bill boardsstill smilebut the giltas been washed from the skywe see the iron world The general theme of Elsewhere is one of poetry on travel and being a displaced poet stranger in a strange land type stuff I m way behind on my poetry reading and not nearly as educate. “In a century of mass migration and deportation political exile and casual tourism being elsewhere was the common condition For the moderns elsewhere was not merely physical location or dislocation but was intrinsic to the work Victor Segalen in China at the beginning of the century writes of the ‘manifestation of Diversity’ a ‘spectacle of Difference’ everything that is ‘foreign strange unexpected surprising mysterious amorous superhuman eroic and ev.
Eliot Weinberger ´ 1 DOWNLOADErhaps not the best introduction to any of the included poetsthe dawn excerpt by federico garc a lorcathe light is buried under chains and clangorthreatened openly by rootless sciencethere are people staggering sleepless through the boroughsas though they ve just escaped a shipwreck of blood An excellent anthology of poets musing on countries they are foreign to Includes works by Huidobro Pessoa Lorca Senghor Brecht and Nazim Hikmet my favorite poem in the book My one complaint wish it were twice as long There
Were Several Interesting Poemsseveral interesting poems not so much Favorites Cathedral in Thrashing Rain and Eiffel Tower Things I Didn t Know I Loved and At the Wheel of the Chevrolet on the Road to Sintra written in 1928 I liked Stay best probably because it was straight forward as well as the last poem in the book This collection features translations from poets writing about places that are not ome where they are exiles or tourists Sections on Paris New York Los Angeles trainsboats and imagined places My library purchased the first 75 titles from Open Letter Press so I ve been saving the poetry titles for this monthSome favorite momentsJorge Carrera Andrade comparing the eiffel tower to a llamaThe Dawn by Federico Garcia LorcaDawn in New York The Confusion: Books Four & Five of The Baroque Cycle hasfour columns of mireand aurricane of black pigeonssplashing in the putrid watersThe epigram Stay by Ingeborg BachmannNow the journey is endingthe wind is losing Mismatch heartInto yourands it s fallinga rickety Going All the Way Planning for a Marriage That Goes the Distance house of cards Fantastic A book of poetry by poets from around the world all of which are written about being elsewhere Poems about Paris by a Chilean a Japanese and an Andean Better yet each poem is followed by a brief biographical note about the poet and ife was affiliated with a particular school of poetry Only uestionwhy no women Other than the gender issue this collection is a gem DISCLAIMER I am the publisher of the book and thus spent approximately two years reading and "editing and working on it So take my review with a grain of "and working on it So take my review with a grain of or the understanding that I am deeply invested in this text and know it uite well Also I would really appreciate it if you would purchase this book since it would benefit Open Letter directly It s all on the bloghttpsunklethanwordpresscom2016. E are a few instances of the collage of a poet pasted physically or mentally onto a specific unfamiliar landscape”So begins Eliot Weinberger’s essayistic travels into the nature of “journey” poetry From Kōtarō Takamura's poem about Paris to Fernando Pessoa’s “At the wheel of the Chevrolet on the road to Sintra” to Apollinaire’s “Ocean Letter” Weinberger introduces fourteen poems illustrating the contemporary situation of being “elsewhere”. ,
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I WHOLE I FEEL UNABLE TOwhole I feel unable to a thick definition on what is good and not good I do not know the different schools of thought the different eras of poetry and Test logiciel en pratique how some phasesave faded and some Two Badges The Lives of Mona Ruiz have survived or been revived I just know what grips me and makes me want to reread reread reread aloud to friends lovers and family Those are the poems that must be doing something right This short collection is cut into six parts each part with one to three poems that exemplify the theme without giving anything away I will focus on the one poem in the entire collection that really sticks out Things I Didn t Know I Loved by Nazim Hikmet is a poem about travelling by train and a train of memories and feelings well up Written a year beforeis death it is a great reflection on things that Hikmet did not realize that A Queen's Spy Plus The Tudor Heresy - Mercenary For Hire Series: Tudor Historical Fiction Novels - Adventure Fiction (Tudor Mystery Trials) he missed and loved This string of memories and regrets makes for emotions to well up and a choice to either blow them off or thinks about the things I the reader need to reflect on as well I enjoyed this collection even though I don t know much about poetry and my biggest complaint is that it is so short Clocking in at under 100 very sparse pages it feels like there couldave been to this a broader spectrum "or examples As it is Elsewhere is a collection that will be reread periodically thanks to a goodread giveaway I "examples As it is Elsewhere is a collection that will be reread periodically thanks to a goodread giveaway I this sparse and in my opinion well chosen anthology of some major poets I wouldn t consider this an entre like an opportunity to enjoy friends you already know perhaps some of their works you did not a slim anthology elsewhere edited by poet essayist and translator eliot weinberger paz borges et al collects fourteen disparate poems of a poet pasted physically or mentally onto a specific unfamiliar landscape included are the likes of The Structure of Biblical Authority huidobro garc a lorca pessoa brechtikmet apollinaire amongst others split into six parts the collection features three poems about paris a pair each about new
*york los angeles *los angeles trains cars four about imaginary countries and a single poem serving as a coda thematically elsewhere is an intriguing assemblage of works but En divine everything that is Other’ Picasso put it bluntly ‘Strangeness is what we wanted to make people think about because we were uite aware that our world was becoming very strange’ After Guillaume Apollinaire’s ‘Zone’ perhaps the most influential poem of the century collage the juxtaposition of disparate elements the manifestation of diversity the making of the strange became the primary new form of the new poetry“From the countless examples er. ,