Vera Pavlova,Steven Seymour's If There is Something to Desire: One Hundred Poems PDF

By Vera Pavlova,Steven Seymour

ISBN-10: 0307272257

ISBN-13: 9780307272256

ISBN-10: 0375711899

ISBN-13: 9780375711893

I broke your middle. / Now barefoot I tread / on shards.

Such is the based simplicity—a complete poem in ten phrases, vibrating with photo and emotion—of the best-selling Russian poet Vera Pavlova. the single hundred poems during this booklet, her first full-length quantity in English, all have an analogous salty immediacy, as though spoken by means of a girl who feels that, because the name poem concludes, “If there has been not anything to remorse, / there has been not anything to desire.”

Pavlova’s financial system and directness make her delightfully available to us in the entire generally ranging themes she covers the following: love, either sexual and the affection that reaches past intercourse; motherhood; the stories of youth that proceed to feed us; our lives as passionate souls in a foreign country on the earth and the fullness of expertise that includes. Expertly translated via her husband, Steven Seymour, Pavlova’s poems are hugely disciplined miniatures, exhorting us with out hesitation: “Enough painkilling, heal. / adequate cajoling, command.”

It is a brilliant excitement to find a brand new Russian poet—one who storms our hearts with natural expertise and a likely easy present for shaping poems.

From the Hardcover edition.

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