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He and I
Selected Poems of Emmanuel Moses
Emmanuel Moses; Marilyn Hacker, trans.



FIELD Translation Series

Oberlin
2009 • 95 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry - European

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-932440-37-2


Trans. from the French

"Marilyn Hacker is truly one of this country’s greatest translators; her work is distinguished by technical subtlety, deep knowledge of the French language, and the sensibility of a first-class poet. Her translation of Emmanuel Moses’ He and I introduces a vital, ambitious new poet to American readers. By turns violent and witty, melancholy and thoughtful, He and I deserves a wide readership and high praise."
--Kevin Prufer

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From the Book:

Small i

Small i suffers and muddles
a sky-blue thread stripes his heart
as if his eye had leaked into it

he wails he vomits himself up
little master Small i
scarlet with anger
at his intestinal torpor

a yellow broom bush by the tracks
no longer calms Small i down
nor purple shrubs the wind abandons
between glistening puddles

and yet Small i once was
complicit with the world
had all the elbow room he needed
at its all-night cafeteria



Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:22:30 -0500