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Tracelanguage: A Shared Breath by Mark Goldstein


Tracelanguage: A Shared Breath by Mark Goldstein


2010 Honourable Mention from the Alcuin Society for Excellence in Book Design in Canada for Poetry, awarded to Mark Goldstein

Tracelanguag: a Shared Breath is a serial poem made up of six cycles all of which correspond with Paul Celan’s 1967 book of poetry, Atemwende. Here, his work is re-inscribed via a transmutation of word material found or developed from within the original text. These poems are elegiac in nature. A language of landscape figures prominently in the work, one where the ‘trace’ of Tracelanguage: a Shared Breath gauges Celan’s music amid the rubble of its German, post Shoa.

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Toronto writer Mark Goldstein is the author of three award-winning books of poetry published by BookThug: Form of Forms (2012); Tracelanguage: a Shared Breath (2010); and After Rilke (2008). His poetry and criticism have also appeared in periodicals such as Matrix Magazine and Jacket2. He has taught translation workshops at the Toronto New School of Writing, SUNY Albany and lectured on transtranslation in Paris at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales. Before becoming a full-time writer, Goldstein played drums alongside Leslie Feist and Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning in the indie rock band By Divine Right.
APRIL 2010
Condition: New
ISBN 9781897388556

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Weight .25 kg
Dimensions 5.25 × 8.75 × .5 in