Publisher: Knopf (January 10, 2012)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9.6 MB
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Now in paperback, the generally acclaimed choice of 100 poems of terribly dependent simplicity via one of many best-selling poets in Russia, whose presence at the American poetry scene is more and more robust. Pavlova writes approximately love (both sexual love and the affection that reaches past sex); approximately motherhood; concerning the stories of early life that proceed to feed us; approximately our lives as passionate souls out of the country on the earth. Sensitively translated by means of her husband, Steven Seymour, Pavlova's poems are hugely disciplined miniatures ("I broke your middle. / Now barefoot I tread / on shards"--a complete poem in ten words). Pavlova is a poet who storms our hearts with natural expertise and a doubtless easy reward for shaping poems.