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Ours (New California Poetry) free pdf These poems are about gardens, particularly the seventeenth-century French baroque gardens designed by the father of the form, Andre Le Noc-tre. While the poems focus on such examples as Versailles, which Le Noc-tre created for Louis XIV, they also explore the garden as metaphor. Using the imagery of the garden, Cole Swensen considers everything from human society to the formal structure of poetry. She looks in particular at the concept of public versus private property, asking who actually owns a garden? A gentle irony accompanies the question because in French, the phrase "le noc-tre" means "ours." Whereas all of Le Noc-tre's gardens were designed and built for the aristocracy, today most are public parks. Swensen probes the two senses of "le noc-tre" to discover where they intersect, overlap, or blur.

About Cole Swensen

Cole Swensen is the author of eleven previous books of poetry. She is also a translator and has won the PEN USA Award in Literary Translation. Her poetry has won the Iowa Poetry Prize and the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award, and she teaches at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

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Author : Cole Swensen
Publisher : University of California Press
Data Published : 20 March 2008
ISBN : 0520254643
EAN : 9780520254640
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 118 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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