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Seven Studies for a Self Portrait

Seven Studies for a Self Portrait

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"Seven Studies for a Self Portrait," Jee Leong Koh's third book of poems, subjects the self to an increasingly complex series of personal investments and investigations. Ever-evolving, ever-improvisatory, the self appears first as a suite of seven ekphrastic poems, then as free verse profiles, riddles, sonnet sequences, and finally a divan of forty-nine ghazals. The discovery the book makes at the end is that the self sees itself best when it is not by itself. Contents: "Seven Studies for a Self Portrait," "Profiles," "I Am My Names," "What We Call Vegetables," "Translations of an Unknown Mexican Poet," "Bull Eclogues" and "A Lover's Recourse."

Author: Jee Leong Koh
Publisher: Bench Press
Published: 01/06/2011
Pages: 124
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.39lbs
Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.26d
ISBN: 9780982814222

About the Author
Jee Leong Koh is the author of two other books of poems, "Payday Loans" and "Equal to the Earth" (Bench Press). Born and raised in Singapore, Koh now lives in New York City.

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