LETTERS TO BORGES

By: STEPHEN KUUSISTO

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" Kuusisto] is a powerful writer with a musical ear for language and a gift for emotional candor."--"The New York Times"

"A talented writer judged against any standard."--"USA Today"

Best-selling memoirist Stephen Kuusisto uses the themes of travel, place, religion, music, art, and loneliness to explore the relationship between seeing, blindness, and being. In poems addressed to Jorge Luis Borges--another poet who lived with blindness--Kuusisto leverages seeing as negative capability, creating intimacy with deep imagination and uncommon perceptions.

"Alone"

"Today I understood
While drinking tea
& hearing rain
That the word for birth
& the one for sin
Come from a single root
In Finnish -- that tongue they
Spoke when I was small."
Synnty," untranslatable,
Original sin nearly,
But softer,
Like water
Carried a long way
In a jar
In May."

Stephen Kuusisto is a poet, essayist, and memoirist. He is the author of two collections of poetry and two memoirs, including the best-selling "Planet of the Blind" (W. W. Norton & Company, 1998). A graduate from and former teacher at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Kuusisto now teaches at Syracuse University in New York State.

Title: LETTERS TO BORGES

Author Name: STEPHEN KUUSISTO

Categories: POETRY GENERAL,

Publisher: COPPER CANYON PRESS:

ISBN Number: 1556593864

ISBN Number 13: 9781556593864

Binding: TRADE PAPERBACK

Book Condition: NEW CONDITION

Seller ID: IM357399

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