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Seeds: Selected Poems 1978 - 2006 Adam Vaccaro

Seeds: Selected Poems 1978 - 2006

Adam Vaccaro

Published August 27th 2014
ISBN : 9780988478787
Paperback
165 pages
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Poetry. Selected, edited, translated from the Italian and introduced by Sean Mark. Bilingual Edition. In SEMI / SEEDS, Vaccaro gives voice to a longing for home in a changed environment, a resurgence of memory after people are gone, an assertion ofMorePoetry. Selected, edited, translated from the Italian and introduced by Sean Mark. Bilingual Edition. In SEMI / SEEDS, Vaccaro gives voice to a longing for home in a changed environment, a resurgence of memory after people are gone, an assertion of meaning in a world become void. The central images in his verses are Ulysses, Penelope and the house both familiar and unfamiliar. In his pathos Vaccaro combines a classical austerity with a vernacular verve, a nostalgic tone with a tough irony. Never sentimentally nostalgic or stubbornly elegiac, Vaccaros poetry sings the timeworn trace that has endured through the years, [the trace] in the dead rubble that has resisted the corruption and grossness: the trace, or memory, that has survived a gone world. [...] Vaccaros work is populated by a host of personae: Ulysses, the wearied, home-bound traveller- Pino, the village simpleton- Sentenzio, the fearless cyclist, Peppino, the migrant everyman- Marylou, the ageing housewife- the despotic town mayor, spinning arachnoid webs to paralyse political dissent- the electrician and the stonecutter. In bringing blood to these local ghosts, SEEDS is somewhat reminiscent of a modern-day Spoon River Anthology- like Edgar Lee Masters, Adam Vaccaro sets out to bring out the epic in the everyday.--Sean Mark, from the Introduction