Poetry. Edited by Ester Sobin, Andrew Joron, Andrew Zawacki, and Edward Foster. "Gustaf Sobin's poems, whose principal heaven is a dawn field in Provence, have always traced a path to the Absolute. His work, which finally must be ranked with that of Celan and René Char, causes language to exceed its own condition. Here, words find their true home in exile, a caesura accurately, & exquisitely, measured in lines indistinguishable from musical notation. Indeed, Sobin plucks a music beyond hearing from the strands of a fallen world, & so perfects the art of making 'manifest omissions'"—Andrew Joron.
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Gustaf Sobin (1935-2005) was born in Boston but lived most of his life in the Provence region of France. Among his many books are AURA: LAST ESSAYS (Counterpath Press, 2008), THE PLACES AS PRELUDES (Talisman House, 2005) and BY THE BIAS OF SOUND: SELECTED POEMS, 1974-1994 (Talisman House, 2005). Author City: Goult FRA