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The Sweet Fuels
The Sweet Fuels
Paperback
88 pages
9780864924919
$17.95
Pub date: April 1, 2007
Rights: World
The Sweet Fuels
The Sweet Fuels
Erin Knight (Author)

With a supple, meditative approach, Erin Knight explores the complexity of beauty in this first collection by an astonishing new talent. The Sweet Fuels also reflects on the notion of orientation - whether in terms of magnetic north or street signs, the entrails of an animal or the vowels in a name - as a task of translation.

Of the more than four dozen poems in the book, some are written in English, others are rendered from Spanish. Still others perform a high-wire act - written in English, converted to Spanish, and then back into English. The practise of translation allows for a direction that does not try to reorder or simplify the world, but rather emphasizes the promise of continuous engagement with our points of reference.

Reviews

"The Sweet Fuels is filled with the kind of visual imagery and surprising use of the language to address whatever has caught the poet's attention that one is instantly drawn into it, intrigued, and often delighted by it. The poet . . . deserves all the notice she may receive." - Alan Caruba's Bookviews

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