Poetry. In FORGET THEE, Dreiblatt's first full-length book of poetry, an anonymous narrator ruminates on the end of the world, while conversing with various historic and literary figures from the ancient Mediterranean and Mesopotamian worlds. Going behind writing to start language afresh, they observe together how often worlds end; how language is the register in time of our answerability to each other; how writing, sociality, play, violence, and transcendence flow together into the vexed semi-coherence we have come to call culture.
Ian Dreiblatt is the author of the chapbooks barishonah (DoubleCross Press) and how to hide by showing in the age of being alone with the universe (above/ground press); his writing & translations have appeared in BOMB Magazine, the Agriculture Reader, Conjunctions, n+1, Jacobin, Pallaksch. Pallaksch., Elderly, Entropy, Music & Literature, Sink Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Nat. Brut, among other publications, and he is TV Commercials Correspondent for The Believer. He has published translations of Gogol, Leskov, Tolstoy, Pussy Riot, Pavel Arseniev, Dmitrii Furman, and the wild prose of the Russian Cosmist movement, among others. He holds a JD from the City University of New York and lives in Brooklyn, where the air is sweet.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA