POETRY FROM CHICAGO

To Forget Venice


To Forget Venice

Peg Boyers


To Forget Venice is a tour de force of ventriloquism. Elegant, contemporary, and wry, the voice at its center is also capable of disarming flights of imagination as it enters and inhabits other lives across time and gender. The glittering, fetid city emerges as a complex metaphor for the human heart’s simultaneous tenderness and capacity for cruelty, its ‘silver glow / a local specialty: filth / disguised as ornament.’ This Venice is unforgettable.”—Chase Twichell


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Shadow of a Cloud but No Cloud

Shadow of a Cloud but No Cloud

Killarney Clary


Shadow of a Cloud but No Cloud is the latest offering from enigmatic prose-poet Killarney Clary. Like her earlier book, Potential Stranger, this is a book-length sequence of unnumbered, untitled poems. Shadow of a Cloud but No Cloud, in poem after poem, evokes crystal-clear moments in time in fraught domestic relationships. One can almost hear the speakers inhaling and exhaling worry or gratitude in the spaces between speech, emulating or reflecting the sparkling or bleak landscapes around them.

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The Selected Poetry of
Pier Paolo Pasolini


A Bilingual Edition


Edited and Translated by Stephen Sartarelli


With a Foreword by James Ivory


“Pasolini is known as a filmmaker and political rebel, and for his tragic death, yet he was first and most importantly a poet. Sartarelli’s brilliant translations have at last made his searingly beautiful poetry available to English-language readers.”—John Ashbery

Cloth $45.00
The University of Chicago Press