What We Are When We Are

Kaj smo, ko smo

by Cvetka Lipuš, trans. by Tom Priestly

Athabasca University Press

2018

Poetry | 92

CDN $: 19.99

Working within a postmodern style, this rhythmic and melodious bilingual collection of poems originally written in Slovenian by Cvetka Lipuš and translated here by Tom Priestly, blends the real with the surreal, dull urban lives with dreams. Lipuš, known for the lexical beauty of her work, dwells on topics of time and space which she handles in an almost revolving, irreverent manner. Priestly captures the maze-like characteristic of her verse and carefully reconstructs the sonoric beauty of the work in its original language.

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