The Eternal City

The Eternal City

Kathleen Graber

selected through Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon to relaunch the distinguished Princeton sequence of up to date Poets below his editorship, The everlasting urban revives Princeton’s culture of publishing a few of today’s top poetry.

With an epigraph from Freud evaluating the brain to a panorama within which all that ever used to be nonetheless persists, The everlasting urban bargains eloquent testimony to the fight to make feel of the current via dialog with the previous. wondering what it capacity to own and to be possessed by means of gadgets and applied sciences, Kathleen Graber’s assortment brings jointly the increased and the quotidian to make buddies of Marcus Aurelius, Klaus Kinski, Walter Benjamin, and Johnny Depp. Like Aeneas, who escapes Troy sporting his father on his again, the speaker of those intellectually and emotionally bold poems juggles the burden of personal and public historical past as she is remodeled from settled resident to pilgrim.

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