Contraband of Hoopoe (Paperback)

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Contraband of Hoopoe explores issues of dislocation, immigration and desire. Chrusciel invents a poetics of smuggling as she crosses national, historical and linguistic borders. The migratory narrative is distinctly errant, haunted by a childhood lived under a Communist regime, by the austerity of Eastern block politics, and by the possibility of discovering a fleeting language to carry the seeds of illicit revelation, spiritual transformation, and insight. The book elevates smuggling to a noble art, recording how the Jewish people were hidden and transported during the Holocaust. Chrusciel tracks a series of historical objects and secret messages that immigrants throughout history have been sneaking through customs, past border checkpoints, and across the seas.

About the Author

Ewa Chrusciel is a poet, translator, and associate professor at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. She is the author of three books of poems in English—Of Annunciations, Contraband of Hoopoe, and Strata—as well as three books in Polish.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781890650995
ISBN-10: 1890650994
Publisher: Omnidawn
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
Pages: 104
Language: English