Semiramis if I Remember by Keith Waldrop
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Poetry. SEMIRAMIS IF I REMEMBER is a quietly remarkable meditation on life and death. Poet Keith Waldrup has seen much of both, and here turns his attention to all that can get lost in living, attempting to evoke and remember what remains. Waldrup's sixteenth book of poetry offers the reader instants from the whole life of the poet, from his earliest childhood memories and encounters with the possibilities of language to his later years of reflections, dreams, and vigorous struggles with darkness. With their references to the gothic and a pervasive recognition of absence, these are haunted poems. "One of the most important writers, translators and publishers of avant-garde literature in our time" - Publishers Weekly. Among the many books by Keith Waldrup available from SPD is the recent HAUNT.

About Keith Waldrop

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Keith Waldrop, Brooke Russell Astor Professor of Humanities at Brown University, has published more than a dozen works each of original poetry and translations. His first book, A Windmill Near Calvary, was shortlisted for the 1968 National Book Award. Recent books include The Real Subject: Queries and Conjectures of Jacob Delafon, with Sample Poems, The House Seen from Nowhere, and a translation of The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire.
Published July 23, 2001 by Avec Books. 115 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Completing a trilogy that includes The Locality Principle and The Silhouette of the Bridge, Waldrop—professor at Brown University, co-editor of the Burning Deck press and leading light of experimental poetry—deals in premature death, aged death, biblical death ("in the Old Testament: no word for...

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