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To read Tomaalamun 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 ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published October 23rd 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Feb 21, 2008 Dawn rated it really liked it
While I know I know not another polish poem, Salamun seems to have pulled the rug out and beat it and smelled the cat shit and it doesn't have to be so you know so tragic and its bad enough to be a person I guess or at least that's what he'd have us know.
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Shelves: verse
I am thrilled to be reading this difficult book of verse and feel like I actually get the pomes. They are playfully surreal and make dissociative connections that accumulate into a stark statement on the human condition. They breathe in the fumes of the poet's laboratory.
Aug 03, 2010 Lori rated it really liked it
Tomaz Salamun read at Posman's Books across from the New York University mews and I gave him one of my drawings I used to work on during poetry readings there, I was that touched by his poetry. What a refined and haunting sensibility.
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Jun 15, 2007 Ryan Dilbert rated it really liked it
Sometimes absurd, sometimes bizarre, always some bad ass modern poetry. I smell horses in Poland too, Tomaz. I hear ya.
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Difficult and sublime.
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Jul 24, 2014 Donald Armfield rated it really liked it
Can't say I understand half of what I read. but some of Salamun's lines are fantastic.

From a surrealistic to mythology he does poetry like it seeps out his veins and on to paper.

-Dinner before Departure
-Letter to Artaud
-For Jakov Brdar
-My Glass, My Flour
-To give a Scalp
-The Trap

Just to name a few I like. Three Wise Cannibals had to be the best. more of flash fiction than poetry.
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Tomaž Šalamun was a Slovenian poet, who has had books translated into most of the European languages. He lived in Ljubljana and occasionally teaches in the USA. His recent books in English are The Book for My Brother, Row, and Woods and Chalices.
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