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Poetry. "In these delightful and energetic lyrics, Serge Gavronsky shows himself to be the master of the everyday in all its pleasures and horrors. These poems are sardonic, witty-sometimes even nasty-in their perceptions of life "on the front" in the modern city. Best of all, the poet doesn't spare himself: he is clear-eyed and disillusioned-an expert at dissecting in spare verse forms both the memories of a troubled past and a "fondness for particularities"-Marjorie Perloff.
Serge Gavronsky, born in Paris, now lives in New York. He was educated at Columbia University, from where he received his Phd in European History. He subsequently held the position of Professor of French Literature and Poetics at Barnard College, Columbia University. He has published eleven books of poetry in French and in English, in addition to over twenty artist's books in France. In English, he has published poetry: ONCE WRITTEN - LIBER SCRETARIUM (Dos Madres Press, 2020), ANDORTHE (Talisman House, Publishers, 2007) 66 FOR STARTERS (Jensen/Daniels, Publishers, 2002); fiction: WHAT'S THE TITLE? TITLE (Chax PRess, 2018); and literary criticism; as well as five books of translation of contemporary French poets: Poems and Texts, The Power of Language, Toward a New Poetics, Six Contemporary French Women Poets, and The Writingof Appolinaire. His main focus was the poetry/ poetics of Francis Ponge.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA