Gustaf Sobin enters the subtle substance of words with such profound caring. Reading, one becomes immersed in language, swims in a physical sea of meaning which can only have breath for its sustenance. He is a consummate poet and Breaths’ Burials is the farthest reach yet of his unique powers.
—Robert Creeley

Breaths’ Burials

Poetry by Gustaf Sobin

The poems in Gustaf Sobin’s newest collection, Breaths’ Burials, establish a dialogue with silence. Breath, its syllables buried in the resonant space between the word and the void, unlocks “the gloriole, the ring of things released.” Whether Sobin is writing about irises, Venetian architecture, or the wind-blown plateaus of his adopted Provence, his poems are not more nor less than a search in the redemptive, celebrating the regeneration of language out of itself. Breaths’ Burials once again confirms the praise of Robert Duncan, who described Sobin’s work as “a poetry of great distinction, awakening the spirit to a world of errant clarifies renewed.”

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Paperback (published May 1, 1995)

ISBN
9780811212991
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11.95
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5x8
Page Count
112

Gustaf Sobin

20th century American poet and writer

Gustaf Sobin enters the subtle substance of words with such profound caring. Reading, one becomes immersed in language, swims in a physical sea of meaning which can only have breath for its sustenance. He is a consummate poet and Breaths’ Burials is the farthest reach yet of his unique powers.
—Robert Creeley