Poker

Poker

Poetry. Second Edition. POKER is Tomaz Salamun's first book of poetry, originally published in 1966 in Slovenia. This edition, vibrantly translated by award-winning poet Joshua Beckman in collaboration with the author, makes POKER available in its entirety in English. Poker was a finalist for the PEN American prize for poetry in translation. " ...the poetry of Tomaz Salamu Poetry. Second Edition. POKER is Tomaz Salamun's first book of poetry, originally published in 1966 in Slovenia. This edi...

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Title:Poker
Author:Tomaž Šalamun
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Poker
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:74 pages pages

Poker Reviews

  • James
    Mar 06, 2008

    I don't like reviewing poetry. I don't know why I like some poetry and not other. I know that if I 'get it' and if I don't find what I 'get' to be trite or sounding like it comes from an angry fifteen year old's notebook then I am tempted to like it. Poker appealed to me because it's a...

    [stric Gvido] "neprestano je razmi?ljao o smrti kupovao nam sladoled i svakog dana iznova otkrivao ?ta je bilo izme?u magnolije Brandenburg i Amerika prije dva dana umro je Eliot moj u?itelj" ...

    These poems have a nice cadence to them, but they are also random as hell. ...

    Simultaneously more straightforward and looser than much of his later work (seems reasonable for a first book by a 22-year old experimentalist), i enjoyed it quite a bit. I admit that reading his stuff of late has gone a long way toward loosening words from out my own head. Strange the...

    I'm reading this (especially the section called "Little Mushrooms") alongside Isaiah Berlin's concept of the ascetic, which he brings up in Two Concepts of Liberty and Roots of Romanticism--the person who, in order to escape the pain of want, teaches herself not to want. "The rule does...

    OK, never having read Salamun is a scholarly oversight on my part. I started with his first collection, and it's a bit like reading Hart Crane - you see the early days of modernism, but devoid of context (in this case, both time and country), it's easy to feel like you're not getting e...

    Wasn't planning on reading this in one sitting but couldn't put it down. The only thing I did not like was the repeating lines. Weird and enjoyable! ...

    Astonishing... a level of freedom (hidden within ad hoc structures) that is exilhirating at times and confounding at others. Only from Eastern Europe! ...

    ...

  • jeff
    Jul 01, 2008

    I don't like reviewing poetry. I don't know why I like some poetry and not other. I know that if I 'get it' and if I don't find what I 'get' to be trite or sounding like it comes from an angry fifteen year old's notebook then I am tempted to like it. Poker appealed to me because it's a...

    [stric Gvido] "neprestano je razmi?ljao o smrti kupovao nam sladoled i svakog dana iznova otkrivao ?ta je bilo izme?u magnolije Brandenburg i Amerika prije dva dana umro je Eliot moj u?itelj" ...

    These poems have a nice cadence to them, but they are also random as hell. ...

    Simultaneously more straightforward and looser than much of his later work (seems reasonable for a first book by a 22-year old experimentalist), i enjoyed it quite a bit. I admit that reading his stuff of late has gone a long way toward loosening words from out my own head. Strange the...

  • Greg
    Jan 18, 2009

    I don't like reviewing poetry. I don't know why I like some poetry and not other. I know that if I 'get it' and if I don't find what I 'get' to be trite or sounding like it comes from an angry fifteen year old's notebook then I am tempted to like it. Poker appealed to me because it's a...

  • Paul Killebrew
    May 17, 2008

    I don't like reviewing poetry. I don't know why I like some poetry and not other. I know that if I 'get it' and if I don't find what I 'get' to be trite or sounding like it comes from an angry fifteen year old's notebook then I am tempted to like it. Poker appealed to me because it's a...

    [stric Gvido] "neprestano je razmi?ljao o smrti kupovao nam sladoled i svakog dana iznova otkrivao ?ta je bilo izme?u magnolije Brandenburg i Amerika prije dva dana umro je Eliot moj u?itelj" ...

    These poems have a nice cadence to them, but they are also random as hell. ...

    Simultaneously more straightforward and looser than much of his later work (seems reasonable for a first book by a 22-year old experimentalist), i enjoyed it quite a bit. I admit that reading his stuff of late has gone a long way toward loosening words from out my own head. Strange the...

    I'm reading this (especially the section called "Little Mushrooms") alongside Isaiah Berlin's concept of the ascetic, which he brings up in Two Concepts of Liberty and Roots of Romanticism--the person who, in order to escape the pain of want, teaches herself not to want. "The rule does...

  • Jeffrey Wright
    Feb 26, 2009

    I don't like reviewing poetry. I don't know why I like some poetry and not other. I know that if I 'get it' and if I don't find what I 'get' to be trite or sounding like it comes from an angry fifteen year old's notebook then I am tempted to like it. Poker appealed to me because it's a...

    [stric Gvido] "neprestano je razmi?ljao o smrti kupovao nam sladoled i svakog dana iznova otkrivao ?ta je bilo izme?u magnolije Brandenburg i Amerika prije dva dana umro je Eliot moj u?itelj" ...

    These poems have a nice cadence to them, but they are also random as hell. ...

    Simultaneously more straightforward and looser than much of his later work (seems reasonable for a first book by a 22-year old experimentalist), i enjoyed it quite a bit. I admit that reading his stuff of late has gone a long way toward loosening words from out my own head. Strange the...

    I'm reading this (especially the section called "Little Mushrooms") alongside Isaiah Berlin's concept of the ascetic, which he brings up in Two Concepts of Liberty and Roots of Romanticism--the person who, in order to escape the pain of want, teaches herself not to want. "The rule does...

    OK, never having read Salamun is a scholarly oversight on my part. I started with his first collection, and it's a bit like reading Hart Crane - you see the early days of modernism, but devoid of context (in this case, both time and country), it's easy to feel like you're not getting e...

    Wasn't planning on reading this in one sitting but couldn't put it down. The only thing I did not like was the repeating lines. Weird and enjoyable! ...

    Astonishing... a level of freedom (hidden within ad hoc structures) that is exilhirating at times and confounding at others. Only from Eastern Europe! ...

  • Ben G
    Sep 14, 2015

    I don't like reviewing poetry. I don't know why I like some poetry and not other. I know that if I 'get it' and if I don't find what I 'get' to be trite or sounding like it comes from an angry fifteen year old's notebook then I am tempted to like it. Poker appealed to me because it's a...

    [stric Gvido] "neprestano je razmi?ljao o smrti kupovao nam sladoled i svakog dana iznova otkrivao ?ta je bilo izme?u magnolije Brandenburg i Amerika prije dva dana umro je Eliot moj u?itelj" ...

    These poems have a nice cadence to them, but they are also random as hell. ...

    Simultaneously more straightforward and looser than much of his later work (seems reasonable for a first book by a 22-year old experimentalist), i enjoyed it quite a bit. I admit that reading his stuff of late has gone a long way toward loosening words from out my own head. Strange the...

    I'm reading this (especially the section called "Little Mushrooms") alongside Isaiah Berlin's concept of the ascetic, which he brings up in Two Concepts of Liberty and Roots of Romanticism--the person who, in order to escape the pain of want, teaches herself not to want. "The rule does...

    OK, never having read Salamun is a scholarly oversight on my part. I started with his first collection, and it's a bit like reading Hart Crane - you see the early days of modernism, but devoid of context (in this case, both time and country), it's easy to feel like you're not getting e...

  • Donald Armfield
    Jun 21, 2014

    I don't like reviewing poetry. I don't know why I like some poetry and not other. I know that if I 'get it' and if I don't find what I 'get' to be trite or sounding like it comes from an angry fifteen year old's notebook then I am tempted to like it. Poker appealed to me because it's a...

    [stric Gvido] "neprestano je razmi?ljao o smrti kupovao nam sladoled i svakog dana iznova otkrivao ?ta je bilo izme?u magnolije Brandenburg i Amerika prije dva dana umro je Eliot moj u?itelj" ...

    These poems have a nice cadence to them, but they are also random as hell. ...

    Simultaneously more straightforward and looser than much of his later work (seems reasonable for a first book by a 22-year old experimentalist), i enjoyed it quite a bit. I admit that reading his stuff of late has gone a long way toward loosening words from out my own head. Strange the...

    I'm reading this (especially the section called "Little Mushrooms") alongside Isaiah Berlin's concept of the ascetic, which he brings up in Two Concepts of Liberty and Roots of Romanticism--the person who, in order to escape the pain of want, teaches herself not to want. "The rule does...

    OK, never having read Salamun is a scholarly oversight on my part. I started with his first collection, and it's a bit like reading Hart Crane - you see the early days of modernism, but devoid of context (in this case, both time and country), it's easy to feel like you're not getting e...

    Wasn't planning on reading this in one sitting but couldn't put it down. The only thing I did not like was the repeating lines. Weird and enjoyable! ...

  • Aljaž
    Jan 07, 2013

    I don't like reviewing poetry. I don't know why I like some poetry and not other. I know that if I 'get it' and if I don't find what I 'get' to be trite or sounding like it comes from an angry fifteen year old's notebook then I am tempted to like it. Poker appealed to me because it's a...

    [stric Gvido] "neprestano je razmi?ljao o smrti kupovao nam sladoled i svakog dana iznova otkrivao ?ta je bilo izme?u magnolije Brandenburg i Amerika prije dva dana umro je Eliot moj u?itelj" ...

    These poems have a nice cadence to them, but they are also random as hell. ...

    Simultaneously more straightforward and looser than much of his later work (seems reasonable for a first book by a 22-year old experimentalist), i enjoyed it quite a bit. I admit that reading his stuff of late has gone a long way toward loosening words from out my own head. Strange the...

    I'm reading this (especially the section called "Little Mushrooms") alongside Isaiah Berlin's concept of the ascetic, which he brings up in Two Concepts of Liberty and Roots of Romanticism--the person who, in order to escape the pain of want, teaches herself not to want. "The rule does...

    OK, never having read Salamun is a scholarly oversight on my part. I started with his first collection, and it's a bit like reading Hart Crane - you see the early days of modernism, but devoid of context (in this case, both time and country), it's easy to feel like you're not getting e...

    Wasn't planning on reading this in one sitting but couldn't put it down. The only thing I did not like was the repeating lines. Weird and enjoyable! ...

    Astonishing... a level of freedom (hidden within ad hoc structures) that is exilhirating at times and confounding at others. Only from Eastern Europe! ...

    ...

    ...

  • Ian
    Sep 30, 2017

    I don't like reviewing poetry. I don't know why I like some poetry and not other. I know that if I 'get it' and if I don't find what I 'get' to be trite or sounding like it comes from an angry fifteen year old's notebook then I am tempted to like it. Poker appealed to me because it's a...

    [stric Gvido] "neprestano je razmi?ljao o smrti kupovao nam sladoled i svakog dana iznova otkrivao ?ta je bilo izme?u magnolije Brandenburg i Amerika prije dva dana umro je Eliot moj u?itelj" ...

    These poems have a nice cadence to them, but they are also random as hell. ...

  • Tijana
    Nov 11, 2016

    I don't like reviewing poetry. I don't know why I like some poetry and not other. I know that if I 'get it' and if I don't find what I 'get' to be trite or sounding like it comes from an angry fifteen year old's notebook then I am tempted to like it. Poker appealed to me because it's a...

    [stric Gvido] "neprestano je razmi?ljao o smrti kupovao nam sladoled i svakog dana iznova otkrivao ?ta je bilo izme?u magnolije Brandenburg i Amerika prije dva dana umro je Eliot moj u?itelj" ...