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Borrowed Love Poems (2002) [Collection]
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If the "I" cannot be representative, what or who can it represent? In John Yau's new collection, Borrowed Love Poems, the reader encounters artists (Hiroshige and Eva Hesse), poets (Marina Tsvetayeva and Georg Trakl), actors (Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre), and memorable figures (a retired wrestler and a private eye named Genghis Chan). Each becomes a spectral, sonorous presence inhabiting the polymorphic body of the page, a shadow of a shadow lit from within. Yau's poems are dazzling explorations of the multiple, shifting sands of identity, of the fictional, fake, factual, and autobiographical selves that pass like ghosts through the empty space known as "I." Able to seamlessly merge a strict yet eccentric methodology with wild flights of the imagination, Yau moves into a rich, complex realm, where the flickering edges of consciousness-the dream state-become poetry.


  • Contents:

    • Russian Letter
    • Russian Letter (2)
    • Russian Letter (3)
    • Russian Letter (4)
    • Russian Letter (5)
    • Russian Letter (6)
    • 830 Fireplace Road
    • 830 Fireplace Road (2)
    • Bowery Studio
    • Studio Dream
    • Broadcast from 791 Broadway
    • Three Lullabies for Traki
    • Self-Portrait with Max Beckmann
    • Second Self-Portrait with Max Beckmann
    • Third Self-Portrait with Max Beckmann
    • Movies as a Form of Reincarnation: Boris Karloff Remembers Being Chinese on More Than One Occasion
    • Genghis Chan: Private Eye XXIX
    • Genghis Chan: Private Eye XXX
    • Peter Lorre Reminisces About Being a Sidekick
    • Boris Karloff in The Mummy Meets Dr. Fu Manchu
    • After My Chronology by Peter Lorre
    • I was a Poet in the House of Frankenstein
    • Film Adaptations of Five of America's Most Beloved Poems
    • Peter Lorre Records His Favorite Walt Whitman Poem for
    • Posterity
    • Peter Lorre Speaks to the Spirit if Edgar Alan Poe During a Sťance
    • Things I Should Tell You Before It's Too Late
    • Didn't They Like You as Much as They Like Themselves?
    • Retired Wrestler
    • Fourth Metabolic Isthmus Sestina
    • Fifth Metabolic Isthmus Sestina
    • Infidel's Romance
    • Written in the Year of the Parrott
    • Domestic Bliss
    • Emission Control
    • The Secret Life of a Statuette
    • One Hundred Views of the Outskirts of Manhattan
    • One Hundred Views of the Port of Baltimore
    • Anonymous Self-Portrait with Wounded Chickadee
    • Autobiography in Pink and Blue
    • Autobiography in Red and Yellow
    • the late tale
    • another late tale
    • storied fibs piled high
    • oval of oxidized potatoes
    • muddy putti under impecunious sun
    • ninety-nine yaupon rosary cycle
    • Borrowed Love Poems

Original title: Borrowed Love Poems
Original languages: English


Genre: PoetryVerse

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Borrowed Love Poems (2002)
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Language: English

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Borrowed Love Poems (2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780142000519
Pages: 160

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