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Barry Schwabsky

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Barry Schwabsky is an American poet and the art critic for The Nation. His recent books include Trembling Hand Equilibrium (Black Square Editions, 2015), The Perpetual Guest: Art in the Unfinished Present (Verso, 2017), Heretics of Language (Black Square Editions, 2018), and Landscape Painting Now (DAP, 2019). He lives in New York.

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Book Left Open in the Rain

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The Perpetual Guest: Art in...

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Words for Art: Criticism, H...

3.88 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2013
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Opera: Poems 1981 2002

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The Widening Circle: Conseq...

3.93 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Tephra

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“On rich soils only abundant harvests of produce for ordinary consumption grow.
On poor soils the most misshapen trees, and flowers of the rarest, the subtlest colours and scents are to be found.”
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Hannah Arendt
“The common prejudice that love is as common as "romance" may be due to the fact that we all learned about it first through poetry. But the poets fool us; they are the only ones to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one.”
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“All human affairs rest upon probabilities, and the same thing is true everywhere. If man were immortal he could be perfectly sure of seeing the day when everything in which he had trusted would betray his trust, and, in short, of coming eventually to hopeless misery. He would break down, at last, as every great fortune, as every dynasty, as every civilization does. In place of this we have death.”
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Barry Will definitely send, glad you are interested.


message 1: by W.B. (last edited Feb 14, 2008 09:13AM)

W.B. Hi Barry. Saw in the update feed you had a new title coming out. Keep me in mind for a review copy if it's not a limited edition run/limited review copies. Lately, I tend to review on my blog more, so if you're not averse to blog reviewing feel free to have BS send a copy when it comes to fruition. I enjoyed Opera. Contact info is on my blog, Joe Brainard's Pyjamas.


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