Sunday, March 25, 2012

Aimless Reading: The S's, Part 4.1 (Tomaž Šalamun)

Poker
Šalamun, Tomaž 
Poker

I acquired this from Matvei Yankelevich, one of the publishers of Ugly Duckling Presse. Not sure if he gave it to me or if I bought it. I think I may have paid for it. Not sure when or where this took place. It was quite some time ago, possibly in New York. Anyhow, I remember Matvei telling me about the cover design. The diamond pattern was letterpressed and has an amazing texture to it. It's really a lovely book, from the cover design to Joshua Beckman's translations.

from Poker


What Is Abomination
Abomination is when you come home

and say heat up the stove
and no one heats up the stove for you
and it's February


be gone be gone
the most global abomination is peas

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