The Colonies by Tomasz RozyckiThe Colonies by Tomasz Rozycki

The Colonies

byTomasz RozyckiTranslated byMira Rosenthal

Paperback | March 8, 2013

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A vital new poet in the Polish language."- Adam ZagajewskiTomasz Rozycki's sixth book seems like nothing if not an attempt to grapple with Elizabeth Bishop's question, "Should we have stayed at home and thought of here?" But for Rozycki questions of travel and foreignness are never separate from those of history-personal history, political and national history, the history of things and places and trauma."Coffee and Cigarettes"When I began to write, I didn't knowthat poems would transform me, make my skintranslucent, I'd become a weary ghostwho, sleepless, roams the streets as if to ridea high till coming down, then go to bedwith rabid dawn. But light would find me stillout wandering and dropping in on friends,flat broke, a louse, a varmint, summoned byyour nakedness or even just your sighing.And honey, how was I to know what allthese dumb poems would make of me, that youwould summon me to life, and thanks to youI would become the visible, in bedbeside you, waiting till you fall asleep.Tomasz Rozycki has published six books of poetry, includingThe Forgotten Keys, winner of the Koscielski Prize. He has been nominated twice for the Nike Prize, Poland's most important literary award. He lives in his hometown, Opole, with his wife and two children.Mira Rosenthal has received NEA and Fulbright grants and held fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and the Vermont Studio Center. Her poetry has appeared in journals such asPloughshares,The American Poetry Review, Slate, and theNotre Dame Review. "
Mira Rosenthal: Mira Rosenthal has received NEA and Fulbright grants and held fellowships at the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and elsewhere. Her poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review, Slate, Notre Dame Review, and other journals. She is also the translator of Tomasz Rozycki's The Forgotten Keys...
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Title:The ColoniesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.48 inPublished:March 8, 2013Publisher:ZEPHYR PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0983297037

ISBN - 13:9780983297031

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