Self-Portrait with a Swarm of Bees, Paperback / softback Book

Self-Portrait with a Swarm of Bees Paperback / softback


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 / softback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Arc Publications
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781908376824

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