Translated from the French by Norma Cole. In this cycle of lyric poems, Jamme balances the abstract with vivid particulars in an echoing intertwine of image and sound. Commissioned by a troupe of poetic commandos known as "Les Souffleurs" (The Whisperers), Franck André Jamme first generated a series of lists designed to "slow down the world." He then wove them together with an eye and an ear to the waltz. The result: an oneiric chain of vivid yet oblique verses, haunting, lovely, and insistently present.
Franck André Jamme has published numerous volumes of both lyric and concrete poetry and was awarded the 2005 Grand Prix de Poésie de la Société des Gens de Lettres. He is the editor of the Pléiade edition of the complete works of René Char and a specialist in contemporary Indian Tantric, Brut, and tribal arts. Siglio Press published his Tantric Song in 2012, and his books translated into English include Moon Wood (Selavy Press, 2000), The Life of a Beetle (Black Square, 2000), THE RECITATION OF FORGETTING (Black Square, 2003), ANOTHER SILENT ATTACK (Black Square/Brooklyn Rail, 2006), NEW EXERCISES (Wave Books, 2008), and TO THE SECRET (La Presse, 2015). He divides his time between Paris and Burgundy.Author City: Paris FRA