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In Ainu Dreams, poet George Quasha and buun, a Japanese artist living in America, collaborate in poetically manifesting the artist's richly articulated dream-life. These eighty-odd poems embody an ever-opening cosmos of curious image, surprising narrative, and enigmatic teaching in a language no one could have dreamed up alone. Structurally intriguing poems reveal the inna ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 15th 1999 by Barrytown/Station Hill Press, Inc.
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It seems almost critically 'inevitable' for a person such as myself to appraise any writings based on dreams in relation to Surrealism. But doing so is myopic - dreams predate Surrealism as do people's conscious relationships to them. Nonetheless, I have the tendency to appraise any dream writing by thinking along the lines of: 'Does this dream-related writing advance such things? Does i
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