- By Johannes Göransson

Pilot: Johann the Carousel Horse

  • Title: Pilot: Johann the Carousel Horse
  • Author: Johannes Göransson
  • ISBN: 9780979995415
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pilot Johann the Carousel Horse Poetry PILOT JOHANN THE CAROUSEL HORSE is an assemblage a book of nursery rhymes gone wrong in translation Its strange characters abandoned from other texts include Lilja the Pearls of Stockholm a

    Poetry PILOT JOHANN THE CAROUSEL HORSE is an assemblage, a book of nursery rhymes gone wrong in translation Its strange characters, abandoned from other texts, include Lilja, the Pearls of Stockholm and assorted imperiled girls Here, in Johannes Goransson s glittering exocity, they find a new and beautifully stitched home Goransson was born and raised in Skane, SwePoetry PILOT JOHANN THE CAROUSEL HORSE is an assemblage, a book of nursery rhymes gone wrong in translation Its strange characters, abandoned from other texts, include Lilja, the Pearls of Stockholm and assorted imperiled girls Here, in Johannes Goransson s glittering exocity, they find a new and beautifully stitched home Goransson was born and raised in Skane, Sweden, but has lived in the US for many years He is co editor of Action Books and has translated the work of Aase Berg, Henry Parland, Ann Jaderlund and other Swedish and Finland Swedish poets Goransson is also the author of A NEW QUARANTINE WILL TAKE MY PLACE, published by Apostrophe Books in late 2007.

    1 thought on “Pilot: Johann the Carousel Horse

    1. I read this because I REALLY liked "A New Quarantine" and I'm also working on a sort of fairy-tale sequence. The mix of Swedish and English fragments(?), and words run together like "losangelessoft," were interesting, but I wasn't as into this one. Still, there were some brilliant little poems that merit a 3-star review. Below is my favorite, the title poem I suppose:Pilot ("snag effects"):I repeat with pig meatI have blond hair blue eyesand the crackliest carnationyou've ever dug a shovelthroug [...]

    2. Having no background in Swedish, this was a challenge. Past language barriers, even though I hardly knew what was going on, the word choice and rhythm was so intriguing. Described as "nursery rhymes gone wrong in translation," this collection of poems was by far the strangest and most provoking bit of poetry I've read this year. Some might think the words are disjointed, random, used in a staccato that anyone could replicate, but there's something else going on here Something else I have to look [...]

    3. intensely fragmented and faintly evil. not goransson's best, but very good/now that i've read aase berg i can really see her influence on this book

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