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Series: Ugly Duckling Presse
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
by Guillevic, translated from the French by Richard Sieburth
Such delight! Who knew a poet could wrestle such sexy moves from old Euclid's boxy shapes! That a French poet did so doesn't come as much of a surprise, Guillevic being a master of small, perfectly crafted camées. Now admirably Englished by Richard Sieburth these gems have kept all their Gallic lightness and grace—that's a true achievement
Geometries manages to combine abstract emotions with abstract theoretical mathematics and into a slim book of universal insight, forcing one to reconsider the greater good that math and poetry can achieve. It does so with charm and poise, making this dance between lyric and figure seem effortless. Love and an x/y axis were never more compatible.
Sieburth stealthily draws the poems down that line into a wonderfully pleasing feeling that something true has been discovered in the oddest of ways.
Geometries revels in the simplicity of structure, but knows that each profile has its own language.
A sparkling new translation of Guillevic’s masterpiece