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Trilce James Wagner

Trilce

James Wagner

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ISBN : 9780977072323
Paperback
106 pages
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Poetry. The 77 poems in James Wagners TRILCE are homophonic translations of Cesar Vallejos book of the same name, or at least that was the cathartic process Wagner underwent--in creating them, his versions take on a life of their own. Titling hisMorePoetry. The 77 poems in James Wagners TRILCE are homophonic translations of Cesar Vallejos book of the same name, or at least that was the cathartic process Wagner underwent--in creating them, his versions take on a life of their own. Titling his book TRILCE, James Wagner calls attention to the fact that he used the sound structure of Vallejos poems as his matrix--a process that has sometimes been called homonymic (or surface) translation and that Wagner called auralgraph in his earlier book, the false sun recordings. It is a form at least as demanding as rhyme & meter and, at this point in history, more likely to generate interesting work. But, as with any form, all depends on what you do with it. James Wagner does a lot--Rosmarie Waldrop.