Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Essay. Translated from the French by Matthew B. Smith. SAYING POETRY is a pensive, speculative essay about the nature of poetry and is followed by an intricate, delicate, and interwoven poem about sleep that turns around a handful of repeated words.
Jacques Roubaud is one of France's leading contemporary poets and novelists. An early member of the Oulipo, his works often revolve around ingenious constraints while always keeping the beauty of language and the heart of humanity to the fore.Author City: USA