SAN ALLAND

WRITER, ARTIST, CURATOR

A dynamic – indeed, radical – political vision.

                                                                         –Open Letter, Canada

 
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Blissful Times (poetry)

£3.00
GBP
+ shipping 1.90 GBP

Product Highlight

  • poetry; creative 'translation'
  • political; experimental forms
  • “A rather amazing tour de force showcasing poetry’s aptitude for invention and re-invention." - Open Letter, A Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory

Description

“Like a gymnast who is good in every apparatus, Alland jumps styles like skipping rope, without
ever missing a beat... Alland masters language with tricks and tickles and makes this collection
amusing, full of play but never childish, never trite...
Picture perfect and pretty on first glance,
something altogether different, more radiant, underneath.”

– Michael Dennis, Canadian poet & reviewer, May 2013

 

  • ISBN: 97800978158767
  • poetry
  • £3.00
  • 80pp
  • published by Book*hug: Toronto, 2007

Watch/listen to a captioned video of San reading from Blissful Times on YouTube.

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From the Book*hug catalogue...

"Do we, any of us, speak the same language? Blissful Times is a collection of poetry 
that tries to find out. Beginning with found text from Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, 
Sandra Alland 'translates' the poem 63 times, morphing it into different poetic forms 
and emotional states, even different media. Using formal constraints, specialty 
dictionaries, internet search and translation engines, voice-activated software, the 
weather, global news and personal experiences, Alland invents pieces ranging from 
lyric poetry to sound poetry, from theatre to rant, from photography to Boggle. Edgy, 
passionate, amusing and intelligent, Blissful Times is a poetic cocktail for our troubled 
times."

In Stock

Blissful Times (poetry)

£3.00
GBP
+ shipping 1.90 GBP

Product Highlight

  • poetry; creative 'translation'
  • political; experimental forms
  • “A rather amazing tour de force showcasing poetry’s aptitude for invention and re-invention." - Open Letter, A Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory

Description

“Like a gymnast who is good in every apparatus, Alland jumps styles like skipping rope, without
ever missing a beat... Alland masters language with tricks and tickles and makes this collection
amusing, full of play but never childish, never trite...
Picture perfect and pretty on first glance,
something altogether different, more radiant, underneath.”

– Michael Dennis, Canadian poet & reviewer, May 2013

 

  • ISBN: 97800978158767
  • poetry
  • £3.00
  • 80pp
  • published by Book*hug: Toronto, 2007

Watch/listen to a captioned video of San reading from Blissful Times on YouTube.

Order from Paypal.

Read more reviews.


From the Book*hug catalogue...

"Do we, any of us, speak the same language? Blissful Times is a collection of poetry 
that tries to find out. Beginning with found text from Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, 
Sandra Alland 'translates' the poem 63 times, morphing it into different poetic forms 
and emotional states, even different media. Using formal constraints, specialty 
dictionaries, internet search and translation engines, voice-activated software, the 
weather, global news and personal experiences, Alland invents pieces ranging from 
lyric poetry to sound poetry, from theatre to rant, from photography to Boggle. Edgy, 
passionate, amusing and intelligent, Blissful Times is a poetic cocktail for our troubled 
times."

San's books also at Category Is Books, 34 Allison St., Glasgow.