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2011 / Poetry / $15.95
9781554470938 / Trade paper / 48 pp
Christopher Pattons translations from the Exeter Booka volume of Old English poetry used, over centuries, to store gold foil for illumination of texts thought more meaningfuldraw the poems into a modern idiom without quieting their unearthly strangeness. His sense of their passage through time also yields "Hearth," a take on "The Earthwalker" that uses type and white space, speech and silence, to embody the "play of duration and flux" consuming both the physical manuscript, and the worried, reflective speakers of its poems.