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Empires - Signed Copy

Empires - Signed Copy
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Product Code: 978-1556595707

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A signed copy of Empires, a collection of poetry by John Balaban

, John Balaban’s eighth poetry collection, moves around the globe through time, alighting on key moments of cultural change and personal revelation. From Ancient Ionia, to Viking traders on the Volga, to Washington’s troops crossing the Delaware, to a Romanian poet in Paris waiting for the Nazis to take him away, to the rubble of the World Trade Center, to a train ride through Dixie after the election of President Barack Obama, Balaban looks at moments of imperial shift. With the attention of a documentary filmmaker, and in deeply lyrical spells of longing and marvel, he considers the world in its innate beauty and complex ugliness. Balaban’s genius—as a world-renowned poet, translator, and activist—is in naming what binds us, connecting the dots of history.