- Kind: Perfectbound
- Pages: 80
- Language: English
- Date Published: February 2023
- ISBN: 978-1-953252-72-2
A SEASON FOR MYSELF
A fire burns above the house
Ashes feed the earth our eyes
We expel the day we now live in
In the margin of history
Nothing has ever happened to me
We are pledged to renew the path
Without it we are circular time
Once in a rare while like a pearl
In its shell, a long dream opens up
Once in a rare while at the edge of the forest
We fall speechless like an open book
SERGE GAVRONSKY, born in Paris, now lives in New York.
He was educated at Columbia University, from where he received his PhD in European History. He subsequently held the position of Professor of French Literature and Poetics, at Barnard College, Columbia University.
He has published eleven books of poetry in French and in English, in addition to over twenty artist’s books in France.
In English, he published poetry, fiction and literary criticism, as well as five books of translation of contemporary French poets: POEMS AND TEXTS, THE POWER OF LANGUAGE, TOWARD A NEW POETICS, SIX CONTEMPORARY FRENCH WOMEN POETS, THE WRITING OF APOLLINAIRE. His main focus was the poetry /poetics of Francis Ponge.
His last major publication in French, in 2020, was Louis Zukofsky’s “A”, co-translated with Francois Dominique.
He is presently writing a new work of poetic fiction.
His more recent publications include: SILENCE OF MEMORY, TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH, MURDEROUS FANTASIES, AND WHAT’S THE TITLE? TITLE, ONCE WRITTEN, published by Dos Madres Press, ANDORTHE, Chax Press, WORDS IN MEMORY, Spuyten Duyvil.