Self-Portrait with a Swarm of Bees Paperback
by JAN WAGNER
Self-Portrait with a Swarm of Bees, to be published in Arc's flagship translation series 'Visible Poets', combines the poet's unerring instinct for the surprising perspective on commonplace objects or events - plants, animals, landscapes- with a mischievous delight in the detail of the absurd, the precarious balance.
Wagner is a vigilant, yet playful, chronicler of the quotidian, his meticulous handling of image and sound forging a worldly, almost luminous palpability.
Intensely curious, constantly attentive to novel or unanticipated possibilities afforded by traditional forms, Wagner's poems celebrate what he has called 'our steaming, glowing, odorous, noisy world'.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Arc Publications
- Publication Date: 01/04/2015
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781908376824