Pamphlets series

Like Artaud, Pizarnik understood poetry as an absolute demand, offering no concessions, forging its own terms, and requiring that life be lived entirely in its service.

—Cole Heinowitz

A Musical Hell

Poetry by Alejandra Pizarnik

Translated by Yvette Siegert

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Paperback (published July 10, 2013)

ISBN
9780811220965
Price US
10.95
Price CN
11.99
Page Count
48

Like Artaud, Pizarnik understood poetry as an absolute demand, offering no concessions, forging its own terms, and requiring that life be lived entirely in its service.

—Cole Heinowitz

Like Dickinson or Celan, Pizarnik’s late poetry knows no waste. Her poems are carefully crafted jewelry hanging from a thread of silence; any ornament or opulence would disrupt their balance.

Columbia Journal

Fear and desire, silence and passion, beauty and death—all the coordinates of poetry are available in this slim volume of verse by a young woman whose voice was silenced decades ago, and far too soon.

New York Journal of Books