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Essays on poetry and poetics by Philip Terry

//////  136 pages
Size:    14 x 21 CM

ISBN: 978-1-9162281-1-5



The essays include: “From What Is Poetry?”; “From Border Ballads/bords de ballades; From Resignation”; “From 64 Variations on A Blank Page; From Sestinas etc.”; “From In Which My Father Is To Be Found”; “From Invisible Universities”; ....



Philip Terry:


"Italo Calvino might be to blame for this book.  I remember hearing that Calvino worked on lots of books at once so that they all moved forward very slowly.  Recently I fell into a similar habit, starting more books than I was able to finish, and I hit on the idea of collecting these unfinished fragments together one day, under the title From.  This book from Pamenar is a sample of that book, so we called it From From.  I can’t think of nicer people to work with than the team at Pamenar!"




Philip Terry  was born in Belfast, and is a poet, translator, and a writer of fiction. He has translated the work of Georges Perec, Michèle Métail and Raymond Queneau, and is the author of the novel tapestry, shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize. His poetry and experimental translations include Oulipoems, Dante’s Inferno, and Dictator, a version of the Epic of Gilgamesh in Globish. The Penguin Book of Oulipo, which he edited, was published in Penguin Modern Classics in 2020, and Carcanet published his edition of Jean-Luc Champerret’s The Lascaux Notebooks, the first ever anthology of Ice Age poetry, in April 2022.

Philip Terry | From From

  • "Phillip Terry’s fertile Oulipian imagination is evident on every hilarious page of From From"

    Gabriel Josipovici

    Time Literary Supplement. 26.11.21


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