Vision of the Return
by Amin Khan
Translated by Dawn-Michelle Baude
Poetry $12 62pgs 978-0942996-75-3
Please join us in welcoming the newest member of our Contemporary Poetry Series and our latest translation, Vision of the Return, into the world! This collection marks poet, Amin Khan’s first U.S. Publication and Dawn-Michelle Baude’s return to The Post-Apollo Press (her own collection of poetry, Egypt was published in 2002).
To read an interview with Amin Khan, visit the post-apollo press blog at : http://postapollopress.blogspot.com/
Praise for Vision of the Return:
...Khan’s meticulous phrasings show us how language thinks experience into a multiplication of itself—which is multiplied yet again as the poems leap from French to English. Baude’s exacting and seamless translation does what all translation dreams of doing: it lets us think with a different mind. —Cole Swenson
Amin Khan proposes a poetry without illusions & in need of a tabula rasa—ambitious work that wants to reinvent a space of writing (& breathing). Weary of earlier generations’ lyrical excesses, Khan thrives on the quasi-laconic statement & proposes a language conscious of, & carefully focused on, its own movements... —Pierre Joris
Amin Khan was born in Algiers during the Algerian War of Independence in 1956. He grew up in a revolutionary family, writing poetry, and nurturing interests in philosophy and politics. Studies at the University of Algiers, the University of Oxford and the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris followed. As a diplomat and international civil servant, he held positions at the United Nations (New York), The World Bank (Washington, D.C.) and UNESCO in Paris, where he now lives with his family. His books include Les Mains de Fatma (Sned 1982) and Archipel Cobalt (MLD 2010), as well as the forthcoming Arabian blues (MLD 2012).
Dawn Michelle Baude is an international author, educator and Senior Fulbright Scholar with seven volumes of poetry, including Egypt (The Post-Apollo Press, 2001) and Finally: A Calendar (Mindmade, 2009). She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she authors the blog, “Mind in Vegas” www.lasvegasmind.com.
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